If you’re someone who’s been born before the early 2000s then you must already know that an affordable supply of fast-paced internet throughout the globe has been an absolute game-changer.
Today, a vast majority of the global population is using YouTube and Twitter for sharing their content with the world.
Both of these platforms are completely complementary to each other as YouTube focuses on visual-based content i.e. mainly videos, whereas Twitter mainly focuses on text-based content.
So creators generally tend to use both platforms for their respective purposes. in this article, I am going to tell you how you can share a YouTube video on your Twitter account.
How to Share a YouTube video on Twitter from YouTube’s sharing menu
Say, one day you’re streaming some content on YouTube and you come across a video that you liked, and you wish to share it with your followers on Twitter.
Or, say you’re a content creator, who creates videos on YouTube regarding a particular niche and you wish to share your ‘video content’ with your followers on Twitter.
So, the first and foremost question that arises in this situation is, whether it is possible or not, to share a YouTube video on Twitter, the answer to which is YES.
Platforms like YouTube and Twitter provide their users with various social sharing features across the various applications, which is indeed an essential and useful feature.
Now the question that arises is, HOW?
The answer to the above question lies in the two methods of sharing a YouTube video on Twitter.
The first method of sharing the video is more of a direct method and it is as follows:
- First of all, you must open the video on YouTube that you wish to share.
- Then you must click on the ‘Share Button’ underneath the video.
- After clicking the button you will be provided with various platforms on which you wish to share the video.
- After selecting the ‘Twitter’ in the above step you will be redirected to your Twitter account’s draft page (make sure you’re logged in, to your Twitter account).
- On the draft page, you can add any text that you wish to tweet with the video and then finally hit the Tweet button, voilà.
How to Share a YouTube video on Twitter with a link
To share a YouTube video using the first method, your Twitter account must be logged in on the same device on which you’re streaming YouTube.
To counter this issue, you can use the second method of sharing a YouTube video on Twitter.
In the second method of sharing a YouTube video, you must copy the link of the video’s URL into your clipboard and paste it into the tweet.
You can copy the video’s URL the same way you shared the video in the first method:
- Click on the ‘Share Button’ underneath the video.
- After clicking the button you’ll receive a pop-up with various sharing options. One of the options includes the ‘Copy URL Button’.
- After copying the URL from there, you can easily paste it into your Twitter draft page in your clipboard.
You can even Link your Youtube channel to the Twitter account and automatically share videos.
How do I share a YouTube video without a preview or thumbnail?
When you share a YouTube video on Twitter, it shows a preview or the thumbnail of the video by default (on many devices); and for any reason, if you want to share the video without a preview or the thumbnail then you can simply press on the ‘X’ button which denotes the ‘Close Button’.
This button is present on the top right or top left corner (depending on the device and platform) of the preview. After clicking this button, only the video’s link will be left in the tweet, apart from the text.
Can Twitter play YouTube videos?
One question that often arises in the user’s mind is whether they can directly watch the YouTube videos on Twitter or not. The answer to this question is NO, as of now.
If you wish to stream a YouTube video that has been shared on Twitter by someone you follow then you can do it through YouTube only, i.e. once you click on the link attached, you will be redirected to YouTube.
Now, this can be a deal-breaker for some users as it breaks the natural flow of streaming while using an application, thus enhancing its user’s experience; Twitter is working on this issue and trying to counter it.
Twitter is planning to run various beta tests regarding the same, among a very small group of users located in the United States of America, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Japan.