How to Upload Google Drive Videos to YouTube (2020 Updates)

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If you’re a content creator or a gamer and you receive a rendered video file from a Google Drive and have to be uploaded to YouTube, you usually download this file and reupload it again. It is because there is no current support for a direct transfer of videos from Google Drive to YouTube. However, there are some workaround to achieve this, by using the old upload page of YouTube and the Google Photos.

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For this guide, we will show you how to transfer videos from Google Drive to YouTube without downloading it. We will also make sure to update this how-to article yearly.

You can check our step by step guide below on how to do it.

Step 1: Google Photos

First, you need to go to

At the upper center of the page, you’ll see an Upload button, click it.

Then on the pop-up, select Google Drive.

Now, select the videos that you want to transfer to YouTube. (At the Recent tab, you can find all of the newly uploaded videos , or at the Shared with me tab for the recently shared video link.)

Once done selecting the videos to transfer, click the Upload button at the bottom of the page.

Step 2: YouTube Upload Classic

The next step is to transfer the videos from Google Photos to Youtube. To do this, you just have to access the old YouTube upload classic.

To access it, go to

You should see a button on the upper right corner that says “Upload with Classic.

There are pop-up instruction that tells you about their new uploader, just click the Go to Legacy Uploader, and click skip at the feedback form.

When you’re in the upload classic, there will be an Import Videos on the right corner of the page. Click the Import button.

Select the videos that you want to upload in YouTube. Once you’re done selecting click Select at the bottom left corner of the page.

It will take some few seconds to processed the videos.


Finally, your videos are successfully transferred from Google Drive to YouTube. All you have to do right now is edit the title, description, and tags and Publish the video.

That’s it! If you still encounter problems uploading the videos, leave a comment down below so we can assist you.

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  • Contributoer March 17, 2020 12:41 am

    This doesn’t seem to be available anymore,

  • Charity Thomas March 29, 2020 2:52 pm

    I don’t see the option to upload from Google Drive into my photos. help!

  • Chin_kmtm April 10, 2020 7:00 am

    Thank You for providing accurate way to do this. For last two weeks i searched everywhere to do this. Finally found your guidance. Thanks to it, i did it easily. Great!!

  • Marissa Daily April 22, 2020 7:10 pm

    Thank you so much for this!

  • Becky Haver April 30, 2020 3:22 am

    The option to upload from my google drive was available on my personal google drive but not on my work google drive.

  • Via Anderson April 30, 2020 7:57 pm

    The classic uploader is gone now and no option to upload from google in the new uploader. Are they going to fix that?

  • Lorie A Shiveley May 4, 2020 1:58 am

    Thank you so much! It worked beautifully!

  • Mamak Kurniawan May 18, 2020 10:22 am

    I don’t see the option to upload from Google Drive into my photos. help!

  • Tareq May 19, 2020 10:11 am

    thanks a lot it is useful

  • Bettoarias May 23, 2020 11:29 pm

    It works!!! Thanks . Greetings From Asuncion, Paraguay

  • Jos'e Nadesan July 24, 2020 9:05 am takes me to Youtube Studio Upload window which only allows you to select files my your computer. There is only a “Select Files” blue button.

    There is no option in the upper right corner that says “Upload with Classic“.

    I am sure the solution is to get to the Youtube Classic Upload page, the question is how do we get there?

  • a August 15, 2020 8:03 am

    It’s August 16, the “Upload with Classic” button is no longer available, replaced by send feedback icon which is also unusable.

  • Erik Steffl September 28, 2020 6:24 am

    I don’t have ‘Upload with Classic’ link at As far as I know they are removing access to classic creator from all accounts, gradually, not sure what is the schedule of that transition.

  • Josia October 9, 2020 8:28 am

    this is not working anymore

  • Manas Mitra November 17, 2020 11:21 am

    “Upload with Classic” option is not available any more.

  • Ozzie November 26, 2020 3:25 am

    out of date, doesnt work

  • Toshi carrol December 30, 2020 4:30 am

    Now, even this trick is not working, their is no option of google drive in google photos as well

  • Aparna January 16, 2021 2:30 am

    Stuck at “Upload with Classic”. there is no such option in the url “Upload with Classic”

  • Mahua Narayan January 20, 2021 5:16 pm

    No Upload with classic found. Please help


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