This article shows you how to post a Youtube video on Facebook, through your mobile app, or directly from your computer.
How To Post a Youtube Video on Facebook using a Mobile Device
- Open YouTube using your mobile device. The application is identified with a red icon and the classic “play” button arrow.
- Select the video. This allows you to open the video.
- Touch the “Share” arrow (on the iPhone) or the symbol (on Android). The “Share” arrow is bent and turned to the right; you should find this feature at the top of the video itself.
- Touch Facebook icon. The icon is populated in the pop-up window and, in order for it to appear, the social networking application must be installed on the mobile device. If you are using an iPhone, you may need to tap the Other button to view the Facebook icon.
- Type the text of the post if you wish to the field that appears at the top of the Facebook window. If you do not write anything, the video link appears as the default text.
- Touch “Post“. This button is located in the upper right corner of the window and lets you publish the video to your Facebook.
How To Post a Youtube Video on Facebook using a Computer
- Open Youtube home page, find the video and click on it.
- Click the Share button. It is located under the name of the creator of the video, which in turn is located under the same media content.
- Select the Facebook icon. It is a dark blue square with a white “f” inside it; you can find it below and to the right of the Share button. This step allows you to open a new social network window. If prompted, type your Facebook credentials (email address and password) before continuing.
- Type the text you want to publish. You can do this in the field that says “What are you thinking …” and is proposed at the top of the Facebook window. If you do not type anything, the video link is automatically proposed as the text of the publication.
You can also post the YouTube link directly by copying it, opening Facebook and pasting it into the “What are you Thinking” field at the top of your journal or news page.