How to Share a YouTube Video on Twitter

If you were born prior to the 2000s, you will know how important it is for you to have access cheap internet around the world.

A large majority of people use Twitter and YouTube to share their content.

These platforms complement each other perfectly as YouTube is focused on visual content, whereas Twitter focuses on text-based content. YouTube focuses primarily on videos while Twitter is dominated by text-based content.

Creators tend to use both the YouTube and Twitter platforms for their purposes. In this article I will show you how to share YouTube videos on your Twitter account.

YouTube’s Sharing Menu: How to share a YouTube YouTube video on Twitter

Imagine that one day, you are streaming YouTube content and come across something you like. You want to share the video with your Twitter followers.

You could also be a content creator who makes videos for YouTube about a niche. Now you want to share this content with your Twitter followers.

The first question in this scenario is whether or not it’s possible to share YouTube videos on Twitter.

YouTube and Twitter offer social sharing tools across multiple applications. This is a very useful and essential feature.

The question is now, “WHERE?”

Answer to this question is in two ways that you can share a YouTube video via Twitter.

This is the first way to share your video. It is more direct and is:

  • First, you need to view the YouTube video you want to share.
  • You must then click the “Share Button” under the video.
  • You will receive different platforms to share your video after clicking on the button.
  • Select the “Twitter” option in the previous step. You will then be directed to the draft page of your Twitter account (log in to Twitter).
  • Add any text to the draft page that you want to tweet along with the video. Finally, hit the Twitter button.

How to share a YouTube video with Twitter using a link

You must log in to Twitter on the same device as you are streaming YouTube videos, in order to share them using this method.

You can also use Twitter to share a YouTube video.

The second way to share a YouTube video is to copy its URL and then paste it in your tweet.

Copy the URL of the video the same as you did in the original method.

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the video and click on the “Share Button“.
  • You’ll see a popup with different sharing options after clicking on the button. One option is the “Copy URL button”.
  • You can copy the URL and paste it in your clipboard to your Twitter draft page.

What is the best way to share YouTube videos without thumbnails or previews?

Twitter displays a thumbnail or preview of a YouTube YouTube video when you share it. This is true for many devices. However, you can choose to not display the thumbnail or preview by pressing the “X” button.

The preview will show the button in the upper right corner or the top left corner depending on which device you are using. This button will only leave the link to the video in your tweet.

Is it possible for Twitter to play YouTube videos

A common question users ask is whether or not they can watch YouTube videos directly on Twitter. This question has been answered NO.

You can stream YouTube videos that have been shared by Twitter users. Once you click the attached link, YouTube will redirect you.

This can cause problems for users, as it disrupts the flow of streaming and enhances user experience. Twitter is trying to address this problem.

Twitter will conduct beta testing on the subject with a small number of users in Japan, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United States.


– Go to the video you’d like to share.
– Under the video player, tap Share .
– Select Copy link, or select an app to share the link directly via that app.

– On a computer, go to the YouTube video or playlist you want to embed.
– Click SHARE .
– From the list of Share options, click Embed.
– From the box that appears, copy the HTML code.
– Paste the code into your website HTML.

To embed a video in an HTML page, use the