YouTube isn’t just a place for watching videos – you can upload your own movies too.

Some phones, camcorders and digital cameras can upload directly to YouTube, but in this article we’ll look at how you do it using a video file saved to your notebook computer or desktop PC.

First, you need a Google account to upload to YouTube. Go to youtube.com and click the ‘Create Account’ link at the top right of the page.

First steps: select 'Create Account', or sign in using your Gmail address.

Or if you already have a Gmail, Picasa or general Google account, click ‘Sign In’ and use your gmail address and password as the username.

Now you’re logged in, click the ‘Upload’ link. The upload page is pretty simple – just drag a video file from your computer to the page.