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Finding An Easier Way To Migrate Google Video Content to YouTube

“An “Upload Videos to YouTube” option on the Google Video status page”

Last week YouTube sent an email to Google Video users letting them know YouTube would be ending playbacks of Google Videos on April 29 and providing instructions on how to download videos currently hosted on the platform. Since then YouTube received feedback about making the migration off of Google Video easier. Based on that, here’s what YouTube is going to fix.

Migrate your Google Videos to YouTube

Google Video users can rest assured that they won't be losing any of their content and we are eliminating the April 29 deadline. The YouTube crew will be working to automatically migrate your Google Videos to YouTube. In the meantime, your videos hosted on Google Video will remain accessible on the web and existing links to Google Videos will remain accessible. If you want to migrate to YouTube now, here’s how you do it:

"We’ve created an “Upload Videos to YouTube” option on the Google Video status page. To do this, you’ll need to have a YouTube account associated with your Google Video account (you can create one here). Before doing this you should read YouTube’s Terms of Use and Copyright Policies. If you choose this option, we’ll do our best to ensure your existing Google Video links continue to function."

Google Video

If you’d prefer to download your videos from Google Video, that option is still available.

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