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Publishing Quickstart

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Publishing to LBRY allows anyone else in the world to access your content. You can publish any type of digital file to LBRY. Publishing requires a small amount of LBC, but almost all of this is returned if you decide to later unpublish. We'll cover that later. For now, get those cat videos ready!

This tutorial is meant to provide a quick overview. Our Publishing FAQ covers publishing in even more detail.

We'll start with publishing on LBRY Desktop and lbry.tv. Scroll down or click here for Android instructions.

Publishing on Desktop and lbry.tv

  1. Click the Publish option from the Account dropdown. You can also click New Publish from the Publishes page (right-hand side).
  2. Select the file you want to publish by clicking Choose File. 1
  3. Fill in details for the content you are uploading, including the title, tags, and description.
  4. For your video thumbnail, you can upload a thumbnail image or take one directly from your video. 2
  5. For the channel section, you can choose to publish anonymously, select an existing channel, or create a new one.
  6. Set a price for your content, if desired.
  7. Adjust the auto-suggested lbry:// URL and bid, if desired. (learn more about how this works) 3
  8. Click Publish to submit your upload to the LBRY network! Please leave your app open so that the file can be properly seeded to the network.

Congratulations on publishing your first piece of content! Have any questions? Please see our detailed Publishing FAQ.

Publishing on Android

  1. Select the New Publish option from the left hand menu.
  2. Select from: record a new video, snap a photo, select a file manually, or click an item from the recent videos/GIFs list.
  3. Fill in details for the content you are uploading, including the title, tags, and description.
  4. For the channel section, you can choose to publish anonymously, select an existing channel, or create a new one.
  5. Adjust the auto-suggested lbry:// URL and bid, if desired. (learn more about how this works)
  6. Set a price for your content, if desired.
  7. Click Publish to submit your upload to the LBRY network!

Congratulations on publishing your first piece of content! Have any questions? Please see our detailed Android FAQ.

Android

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