Implementation and Migration Guide

This series of guides explains how to use the YouTube Data API (v3) to perform many different types of functions. It includes descriptions, pointers to code samples, and links that populate the APIs Explorer with sample queries.

  • Whenever possible, sample v3 API queries link to and populate the APIs Explorer with the values shown in the queries. These examples help you easily submit test queries and see sample responses.

    Note that some of the sample requests do require authorization. There is a small widget near the top of the APIs Explorer form that enables OAuth 2.0 authorization.

    Also note that to use the YouTube Data API in your application, you must first obtain authorization credentials.

  • In cases where the v2 API offered similar functionality, the examples include links to the relevant v2 documentation. These associations are intended to help developers migrating applications to the v3 API from the v2 API, which was officially deprecated as of March 4, 2014.

  • Examples that demonstrate functionality that is new in the v3 API are highlighted by a blue box such as the one below. In addition, the new features page provides a complete list of features introduced in the v3 API.

    New in v3: Now that you are using the v3 API, you can add this awesome feature to your app!