YouTube launches mobile uploads

May 10 2006 - 10:36 AM ET | Data

you tube logoPopular video sharing site YouTube today launched some mobile features. Videos taken on mobile phones can now be directly uploaded to YouTube. To get started you need to register for a regular account and then set up a mobile profile. You'll be given a special email address ( to send your videos to.

Since the uploads are handled via MMS, meta data is at a minimum. Part of setting up the mobile profile is to set a default title and description for a video. Once back at a computer you can better describe the content and update the video listing.

YouTube does not charge anything for the service, but standard MMS fees apply (check with carrier).