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How to Post a YouTube Video on Facebook

Three Methods:

This wikiHow teaches you how to post a link to a YouTube video to your Facebook Timeline on both desktop and mobile platforms. Posting a YouTube link will not open the video on Facebook, nor is there a way to embed a YouTube video in a Facebook post. If you want the YouTube video to play on Facebook, you'll need to download the video itself and then upload it as a file to Facebook.

Steps

Posting a Link on Desktop

  1. Open YouTube.Go to in your browser.
    • You don't need to log into YouTube unless you plan on linking to an age-restricted YouTube video.
  2. Click the search bar.You'll see it at the top of the YouTube page.
  3. Search for a video.Enter a video's title, then pressEnter. Doing so will search for your video.
  4. Select a video.Locate and click the video you wish to post to open the video.
  5. Click .This button is below the lower-right corner of the video player.
  6. Click the Facebook icon.It's a dark-blue block with a white "f" on it. Facebook will open in a new window.
    • If prompted, enter your Facebook login information (your email address and password) before continuing.
  7. Enter text for your post.If you want to add commentary or other text along with the video, type it into the text field near the top of the post.
    • If you don't enter text here, the default text above the post will be the link to the video.
  8. ClickPost to Facebook.It's a blue button in the bottom-right corner of the Facebook window. Doing so will post your video's link to Facebook. Other users will be able to select the link to open the video on YouTube.

Posting a Link on Mobile

  1. Open YouTube.Tap the YouTube app, which is red with a white "Play" icon.
  2. Tap the magnifying glass icon.It's in the upper-right area of the screen.
  3. Search for a video.Type in a video title, then tapSearchorEnterin the keyboard area.
  4. Select the video.Scroll down until you find the video that you want to post, then tap it to open it.
  5. TapFacebook.It's in the pop-up window. For this option to appear, you must have Facebook installed on your phone or tablet.
    • You may first have to scroll right and tapMoreon iPhone in order to see the Facebook icon.
    • If prompted, allow YouTube permission to post to Facebook, then sign into Facebook with your email address (or phone number) and password before continuing.
  6. Enter text for your post.If you want to add commentary or other text along with the video, type it into the text field near the top of the post.
    • If you don't enter text here, the default text above the post will be the link to the video.
  7. Tap .It's in the top-right corner of the post window. Doing this will post your video's link to Facebook. Other users will be able to select the link to open the video on YouTube.

Uploading a YouTube Video to Facebook

  1. Understand the limitations of this method.In order to post a video to Facebook and have it play on Facebook rather than redirecting to YouTube, you'll have to download the video in question and upload it to Facebook. This comes with a couple of drawbacks:
    • You cannot perform this process on mobile (e.g., a smartphone or a tablet).
    • The YouTube video's quality will be diminished when uploaded to Facebook.
    • Facebook only allows for videos of up to 1.75 gigabytes and 45 minutes in length; anything larger/longer than that won't be uploaded.
    • You'll need to give the person who posted the video credit by adding their name to the Facebook post.
  2. Open YouTube.Go to in your browser. The YouTube home page will open.
  3. Search for a video.Click the search bar at the top of the YouTube page, then type in the name of a video that you want to download and pressEnter.
  4. Select the video.Click the video's thumbnail on the results page to open it.
  5. Copy the video's address.Click the web address in the text box near the top of your browser's window to select it, then pressCtrl+C(Windows) orCommand+C(Mac) to copy it.
  6. Open the Convert2MP3 website.Go to in your browser. The Convert2MP3 site allows you to convert YouTube links such as the one you copied into MP4 video files which can then be downloaded.
  7. Paste in your video's address.Click the text box below the "Insert video link" heading, then pressCtrl+VorCommand+V. You should see the YouTube link appear in the text box.
  8. Change the video's file type.Click themp3box to the right of the text field, then clickmp4in the drop-down menu.
  9. Select a quality.Click the "MP4 Quality" drop-down box that's below the link text field, then click in the drop-down menu the quality that you want to use for the video.
    • You cannot select a quality that's higher than the video's maximum quality, as doing so will result in an error.
  10. Clickconvert.It's an orange button to the right of the link text field. This will prompt Convert2MP3 to begin converting your video into a file.
    • If you see an error appear here, select a different video quality and clickconvertagain.
  11. ClickDOWNLOAD.This green button will appear below the video's title once the video has successfully been converted. Clicking it prompts the video file to begin downloading onto your computer.
    • The video may take several minutes to download, so be patient and don't close your browser.
  12. Open Facebook.Go to in your browser. This will open your Facebook News Feed if you're logged into Facebook.
    • If you aren't logged into Facebook, enter your email address (or phone number) and password, then clickLog In.
  13. ClickPhoto/Video.You'll see this green-and-grey button below the "Make Post" text field near the top of the Facebook page. A File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac) window will open.
  14. Select the downloaded video.Find the video that you downloaded and click it to do so.
    • If you haven't adjusted your browser's download settings, you'll find the video in theDownloadsfolder on the left side of the window.
  15. Click .It's in the bottom-right corner of the window. Doing so will upload the video to your Facebook post.
  16. Add text to your post.Type whatever text you want to accompany the video into the text field at the top of the post box. This is where you should assign credit (e.g., "Video courtesy of [username]") at the very least.
  17. Click .It's a blue button in the bottom-right corner of the post window. Doing so uploads the video to Facebook, though you will have to wait for several minutes before the video finishes processing.
    • You and others can view the video by scrolling down to the video post on your profile page and clicking its "Play" button.

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  • Question
    How do I post a Vimeo video to YouTube?
    Community Answer
    You need to use a third party app like transferring-videos.com. All you need is to copy/paste the link of your video, and the website will guide you to posting it to YouTube.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Community Answer
    You have to use a third party app like transferring-videos.com. It will upload the video natively to Facebook and, of course, it will be playable.
    Thanks!
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  • Question
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Go to the post. There will be a down arrow on the right side of it. Click on it and choose the DELETE option.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You need to make sure the Facebook app is installed on your phone. It should show it automatically. If it is installed, try reinstalling it.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How can I post two seconds of a two-minute video?
    Community Answer
    Two seconds is too short for a video. I think the minimum is 3 seconds. And to do that you can use a video distributor like transferring-videos.com. After you complete the subscription process, upload your video, give it a title and description, and then you will be able to trim it. Finally, you can upload this trailer to your Facebook page.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do you upload a video on Facebook without copyright?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You're free to post any video that you have created or received permission from the creator to post. You will not get copyright claimed as long as you're not stealing someone else's video.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    What if this doesn't work on my mobile device?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Don't use a mobile device. Use a laptop or desktop computer. If you don't have one, borrow or buy one.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Can I copy and paste the video from my phone?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Hold your thumb over the text, and once it's highlighted blue, drag the border around the highlight to the desired length of text. The, click on the text and elect "Copy."
    Thanks!
Unanswered Questions
  • How do I post a video to just one Facebook page if I am a follower of several pages?
  • How do I copy and paste on my iMac?
  • How do Youtube videos automatically play on my Facebook page?
  • Is it free to upload YouTube videos to Facebook?
  • What is wrong if the YouTube videos I post only show a link on Facebook instead of being embedded?
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  • You can also post a link directly from YouTube by copying it, opening Facebook, and pasting the link into the "What's on your mind?" field at the top of your News Feed or on your Timeline.

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