I have to share 6 YouTube videos with more than 60 people but privately. Is there a better way to do this faster so that I don't have to paste them into each video one at a time? It's impossible to paste multiple at once as it treats it as one and says there's an error.

It has to be private a private video and I don't want to paste an email 360 times.

  • have you considered posting the 6 videos to a (free) Dropbox (or similar) account in a Public folder and then emailing the link to the folder to your intended recipients? Commented Aug 23, 2021 at 9:13
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    thanks for the idea, but each video is about an hour long, and the storage space for that is quite big. I just gritted my teeth and pasted all the emails already, so this question is mostly a hypothetical at this point.
    – Tact
    Commented Aug 23, 2021 at 14:43

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I have also been flustered with this, as it would have been so reasonable if it had worked like Gmail's address line.

But, gladly I found a working solution:

  • Paste all the desired emails with commas and spaces separating them (i.e. [email protected], [email protected], ...) in the input field "Share video privately" in Youtube studio
  • Then press the spacebar, and voila!
  • Be aware, they must have their own Youtube accounts and the maximum number is 50 usernames. Update: I managed to share with more than 50 users, and I can't find any user limit mentioned officially.

Bonus: If you have a large list (for example from google sheets or excel), you will probably end up after copy-and-paste with a list of emails separated by line breaks. To replace the line break with ", " you can use your favorite regex-supporting text editor. In the second screen capture you can see I'm using VScode to search "\n" for line breaks (this is regex) and replacing it with ", "

This is what it looks like at the end: enter image description here

This is how I'm replacing line breaks with ", " (don't forget to press the spacebar after pasting in Youtube): enter image description here

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