The Creator Studio and Video Manager

Learn how to use the YouTube Creator Studio and YouTube Video Manager to manage your playlists, videos, and more.

The Creator Studio

The Creator Studio is where you'll go to manage your YouTube channel. From here, you can see statistics on how many people have viewed your videos, respond to any comments you've received, and more. You'll also be able to access the Video Manager, which allows you to edit your videos, add captions and annotations, and more.

To access the Creator Studio, select your Profile picture in the top-right corner of any YouTube page and select Creator Studio.

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The Creator Studio may feel a little overwhelming at first—there are many options here, and you'll need to take some time to explore each category. But don't worry, you're not going to break anything by trying out different options. The interactive below will also help you get an overview of the Creator Studio.

Click the buttons in the interactive below to become more familiar with the Creator Studio:

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Create

Here, you can access the YouTube Video Editor and Audio Library, which allows you to create professional and polished projects with your uploaded videos.

Analytics

Here, you can see more detailed statistics about your videos. For example, you learn more information about who's watching your videos, how likely they are to watch other videos on your channel, and more.

Channel

Here, you'll be able to see your account status on YouTube. You can also verify your account from this page, which will allow you to upload longer videos and add custom thumbnails to your videos.

Community

Here, you'll be able to view and respond to recent comments from viewers, send messages to your subscribers, and more.

Video Manager

From here, you can view and edit all of your uploaded videos. For example, you can change the video name, edit the video with the YouTube Video Editor, add captions and annotations, and much more.

Dashboard

Here, you'll see a quick overview of your channel, including recently uploaded videos, important statistics, tips for improving your channel, and more.

If you have a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, you can also use the free Creator Studio app for iOS and Android. This app makes it easy to manage your channel on the go. Go to this support page to learn the basics of using the Creator Studio app.