YouTube video in Facebook page in 3 steps

On Facebook pages and walls of personal profiles I had already seen YouTube videos that you can play on the wall with one click. I want to do this, but how? After some searching I found how to do this. It is simple but not easy to find. So I am sharing this with you.

So you want to share a YouTube video without uploading it to Facebook?

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Step 1. Copy the link of the YouTube video you want people to play in Facebook

You are on a website and you see a video that you want to share on your Facebook page.

  1. Click on the button below the video with the arrow that is pointing upward.
  2. Click on the button that appeared just above the button you just clicked. The video will be reduced in size and 2 links will appear. The top one is the embed code and the bottom one is the link to the video. This is the link you need.
  3. Click the link, it will select the entire link and copy the link with Ctrl-C (Win) or cmd-C (Apple)

Find the link of the YouTube video in a website or blog

If the button with the small arrow is not visible, don’t worry. Click the video. This will open a new tab in your browser with the video on YouTube and you can follow the steps below.

If you want to share a video on Facebook that you are watching on YouTube you follow the steps in this image.

  1. Click on the ‘Share’ button below the video.
  2. Click the link, it will select the entire link and copy the link with Ctrl-C (Win) or cmd-C (Apple)

Get the link of the video in YouTube

Step 2. Paste Link on Facebook

Now, you go to your Facebook page so you can make an update with the video.
Cick on the ‘Link’ button

Click on Link on your Wall

Paste the link and click ‘Attach’

Step 3. Add a personal message to your video.

Pick the image that fits best with the video and your context and if necessary change the text.
You can change the text by clicking on it and start typing. Save your new text with ‘Enter’ when you are done.

Add a personalized text, i.e. why do you feel this video is interesting for your target audience.
And Click ‘Share’

Step 4. Done
There is no step 4. You’re done and the video can be played in Facebook:

Enjoy sharing YouTube videos in Facebook.

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  1. The only problem is that YouTube links look almost second class on Facebook. I use / or a service like that to fix the issue and post YT videos at full FB thumbs.

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