YouTube videos suddenly unavailable

Issue

My YouTube Video(s) have suddenly become unavailable. 

 

Environment

  • YouTube

 

Information

YouTube recently made a security update to Unlisted videos that were uploaded before January 1, 2017. These videos were made Private. As a result, viewers will have trouble viewing these video links from YouTube. They will be prompted with a message that states ‘Video unavailable. This video is private.’ Authors of the video(s) will need to make them public.

 

Resolution

Changing the Video Settings

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio
  2. Select Content from the left menu
  3. Point to the video you'd like to update
    • To see your live uploads, select the Live tab
  4. Click the down arrow under Visibility and choose Public, Private, or Unlisted
  5. Click Save

Alternatively, if you have the original video, you can re-upload the video in your YouTube account, making sure to update to the new link in the appropriate places. 

 

Details

Article ID: 2014
Created
Wed 7/28/21 7:41 PM
Modified
Fri 10/13/23 3:18 PM