July 29, 2021
YouTube Music upload function rolling out more widely

YouTube Starts Expanding its Upload Functionality to YouTube Music

YouTube is beginning to give more YouTube Music users the ability to upload songs to their accounts, via two different methods…

Four years ago, Google launched YouTube Music as an eventual replacement for Google Play Music. With its debut, the tech company promised to bring over all Play Music features. However, it’s been a very slow adoption. But now, one important option is starting to show up.

YouTube Music Upload Function Rolling Out more Widely

YouTube Music now has a more widespread ability to upload tracks to users’ accounts. A support page has recently been published that explains how to use the feature — although it’s not yet available to everyone.

“Add your personal music collection to your YouTube Music library by uploading your songs and albums. Once your music is uploaded, you can use YouTube Music to play your uploaded music as part of your listening experience.”

There are two ways to upload songs. One is to simply drag and drop files into the music.youtube.com web player. Or, click on the account icon in the top right corner of the platform. It supports FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, and WMA files.

To view and manage files, head to Library > Songs > Uploads or Library > Albums > Uploads. (On the mobile app, it’s necessary to run 3.51 or newer.) Once added, content is available offline and ad-free, just like it is in Google Play Music.

Ashley Lipman

Ashley Lipman is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking.

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