When we think of video content from YouTube, we often think about what it takes to get a video to go viral. There are some cases, however, where going viral isn’t a good thing. Instead, the video creator decides to upload a private YouTube video for professional use. While private YouTube videos have long been an option for families and users wanting to share personal content, private videos for professionals have been a growing trend. Even if resources and time were spent to create a quality video, many professionals prefer to have the videos uploaded privately onto YouTube.
The Reasons Behind Privacy
While thousands of videos are uploaded to the public each day, an increasing number of videos are made private. Aside from personal use, private videos can be used to enhance a professional’s career. Consider uses such as:
The Difference Between Unlisted and Private Videos
YouTube offers two privacy options for video uploaders. The first is unlisted videos. Unlike private videos, these clips are available to the public. The only difference between an unlisted video and a regular upload is that these clips are unsearchable. Only people who know about the video can view it whereas anyone can search for a listed video using the correct keywords. Private videos, on the other hand, are only viewable by the people who have been specifically shared the link to view the video.
In general, it’s easier to use an unlisted video if you value privacy but want to limit who sees the video. It’s more convenient than having to send a link to everyone individually. However, if privacy is your primary concern, YouTube’s feature is suitable for a variety of reasons.