YouTube offers multiple ways for its users to share videos with one another. You may text, email, or post a link to social media through YouTube’s mobile app and website. You can share any video you find on YouTube, including personal videos you upload.
Sharing a Video on a Smartphone or Tablet
When you want to launch the YouTube app on your mobile device. It has the red YouTube logo with the white play triangle in the middle click the icon to open the YouTube app. After that search for a video. Click the magnifying glass icon in the upper-right corner of YouTube and enter your search terms. This displays a list of matching search results immediately the results appear scroll through the results and click the video you want to share. This plays the video in the YouTube app. The next step is to click the share icon below the video. This icon is a solid black arrow that points to the right. It is located to the right of the dislike icon. Then you will click the method of sharing. There are a variety of options you can use to share a video. Use one of the following options to share a video:
Copy link: This option allows you to copy and paste the video’s URL on social media, in an email, website, or document. After clicking, go to the location where you want to paste the URL, tap and hold the typing area, and then tap Paste. Share the message any way you want.
For Facebook: Use the following steps to post the video to Facebook:
Click on the Facebook icon to automatically attach the video URL to a Facebook post.
Select who to share the video with (i.e. public, friends, friends of friends, only me, etc).
Click Post on Android or next followed by Share on iPhone and iPad.
For Twitter: To share a video in a tweet, tap the Twitter icon, enter some text if you’d like, and then tap Tweet.
For Email: Use the following steps to email the video: click Email or a specific email app icon (i.e. Gmail or Outlook).
Enter the recipient’s email address into the field.
Type a message if desired. Click Send, or the arrow pointing up, or the paper airplane icon.
For Messages: This option allows you to send the video URL as a text message. Use the following steps to text the video: Click on your smartphone’s messaging app icon. Enter the recipient’s name or number, click send, or the arrow pointing up, or the paper airplane icon.
For Other apps: You can share a YouTube video over other apps installed on your smartphone or tablet. These include Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Reddit, and more. Just tap the app icon you want to share the video over.
Sharing a Link to a Video on a Computer
Navigate to https://www.youtube.com in a web browser. You can use any web browser on PC or Mac. Search for a video. Click the search bar at the top of the page, and enter a video name, subject, keywords, or anything else you wish. Scroll through the results and click the video you want to share. This plays the video on YouTube.
Click Share. This option is located below the video on the right side. This displays a list of sharing options. Click the icon of the platform you want to use. The platform will launch in a new window. From here you may share the video with your friends. Options include Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, Reddit, and more.
Share the video. Use one of the following options to share the video:
Copy: This option allows you to copy the video URL and paste it in an email, social media post, direct message, or text document. Use the following steps to copy and paste the video URL: Click Copy next to the video URL listed below the other sharing options.
Navigate to an email, direct message, social media post, web forum, or text document you want to paste the link in.
Right-click where you want to paste the link in the message and click Paste.
Share the message any way you want.
Email: Click Email to send the video using your default email application. Just enter the recipient, type a subject and message, and then click Send.
Facebook: Use the following steps to share the video on Facebook:
Click the Facebook icon.
Select where to share the video (i.e. timeline, group, private message, friend’s timeline, etc).
Click the radio button next to News Feed or Your story.
Use the drop-down menu to the right to select who can see the video (i.e. public, friends, friends of friends, etc).
Click Post to Facebook.
Twitter: To share in a Tweet, click the Twitter icon, enter your tweet contents, and then tap Tweet.
Embed the URL on a website. Use the following steps to embed the video URL in an HTML file or web post that supports HTML.
Click Copy to copy the code.
Open an HTML file.
Right-click and click Paste where you want the video to go.
Use other apps. There are other apps you can share YouTube videos on. These include Reddit, Blogger, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and More.