add video to facebook

How to Add a YouTube Video to Facebook

In this short video I’ll show you how to add a video to Facebook.

Here are the basic steps:

  • Find the video in YouTube
  • Click “share” at the bottom of the video
  • Copy the link that you see there
  • Go to Facebook – to your profile or a page
  • Add the link to the update. Facebook should find the video after a couple of seconds
  • Feel free to describe the video or add a link to a blog post or other related content
  • Here’s a link to my video post in Facebook so you can see an example

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Ryan Hanley


Does Facebook consider this a 1st Party add to your timeline and give it the increased weight in Fan News Feeds?


Ryan H.


Ryan, I don’t think so actually. I can post as the page though (and I alternate) so I think that would be more likely to reach the fans. The ones I post as me might get my non-page fans though. That’s why I alternate. Thanks for asking.

Ryan Hanley

Thanks Tom… the whole idea on Facebook of 1st Party versus 3rd Party adds to your Timeline is a pain in rear-end…


This is a great question Ryan. I think that any kind of Facebook sharing tool is considered as a Facebook post. Therefore, just like the Facebook share buttons we have on our blogs, the share button on YouTube should be considered as posting directly to Facebook. Make sense?

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