YouTube might be the ultimate video platform, but Facebook is the go-to sharing platform. That’s why it makes sense to share your favorite YouTube videos on Facebook.
In this article, you’ll learn how to embed (or share) your videos so people can watch them directly in your Facebook feed. This way, people don't have to click away and open a new tab while they scroll through their timeline. Here’s how you can get started:
- Copy the YouTube video's link
- Edit it for Facebook
- Download and post on Facebook
1. Copy the YouTube video's link
Before we start, it’s important that you only use YouTube videos that you have permission to post onto another platform. Otherwise, the original creator or Facebook may take down your content and/or pursue other legal action.
Now that we’ve covered that, copy the YouTube video link and open the Kapwing Studio (it’s free). Now, paste the link into the lower box and your video will begin to upload.
2. Edit it for Facebook
If you want to edit the video, Kapwing’s Studio has all the tools you need for that. In this example, I turned the landscape video into a square post designed for the Facebook feed. To start, change the aspect ratio to 1:1 then click the video and choose Lock Ratio. After centering the video, click Text in the top right and write a headline that summarizes the video.
Also, Kapwing offers a tool that auto-generates subtitles. Subtitles work great on Facebook because there’s a strong change your audience won’t have sound on. Check out this article about how to add subtitles to learn more.
3. Download and post on Facebook
When you’re finished, click the Export Video button at the top right and wait for processing. Depending on how long the video is, this may take awhile. Once it’s done, download your video and head over to Facebook.
If you're not signed into a Kapwing account, sign in or sign up using your Google or Facebook account – once you've signed into a Kapwing account, the watermark in the lower right corner will be removed from your final video.
Finally, create a new post and upload your video with a caption.
I hope this article helps you share all the YouTube content you create directly to your Facebook feed! For more tips and tutorials on creating, editing, and sharing videos in 2021, check out the Kapwing YouTube channel. And while you're here, read through some related articles on embedding video content online: