A few weeks ago, Google announced to Google Video users that they would no longer be hosting nor having playback for videos on their platform. Instead, they gave users the option to download their videos before they wouldn’t be accessible anymore. Many people were angry about this and voiced their concerns with Google. Google has heard the voices and decided to remove the deadline and will now be automatically moving Google Videos over to YouTube.
If you don’t want to wait for Google to migrate your videos over you can either download them yourself to just keep it for your records, or you can manually migrate the video from Google Videos to YouTube. To do this, you have to navigate to the Google Video status page, select the videos you want to upload, and then hit the “Upload Videos to YouTube” button.
Google Video was never as large as YouTube nor could it have ever gotten to the level that YouTube has achieved. It isn’t a surprise that Google now wants to end its service, but I’m surprised they didn’t think to migrate all of the videos over beforehand.