Post YouTube video on facebook from iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lowonthe456, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2007
    I guess I must be thick, but I want to post a YouTube video on my wall in facebook from my this not currently possible?

  2. macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    NY State
    I hate this haha. This trick is kind of a pain but saves a trip to the computer; go to YouTube in safari and open your favorite and copy the link in the browser and then paste it in facebook.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2008
    i think the op would like to have it embeded in facebook.

    i think the Youtube app should have a share option to embed into FB directly from the iphone.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2007
    Exactly, I want it to embed. Is there an app for that? Lol
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2010
    Have we missed the obvious workaround?

    You can always use the full facebook site in safari to do all those things the app doesn't support...

    Open facebook in safari on the iPhone and there's a link at the bottom to open the full site.
  6. macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2009
    Actually, you can do it directly in the Facebook app. Just click the camera button on the app next to where you enter: what's on your mind. Works, just did it. This is a fairly new feature, so you may have to update your app.
  7. macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2009
    I have the updated version and all it does is say if I want to add a pic
  8. macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8A293)

  9. macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2011

    This is not the point, because the problem is how to copy the URL from you tube website. In fact iPhone open always the you tube app, where isn't possible to copy a link.
  10. macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    Use the m.YouTube web app! It has a share button underneath the video you want to watch/share which has a share on Facebook button. It opens a Facebook login page where you can also comment on the video before you post it to your Facebook!

    Also if your using the stock YouTube app that apple made you can click the share button, share by email, that then creates a email draft with the YouTube URL. Copy the URL, delete the email draft and them paste the URL into Facebook :)
  11. macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2011
    A step back, to share a youtube video you can also open youtube from safari, search your video and then copy the url from the bar. After that you've just to paste the url in a your normal post!!
  12. macrumors 65816


    Apr 5, 2010
    Houston, TX
    All you have to do is hit the share button from the mobile safari version of YouTube to post to Facebook I do it all the need to copy URL's etc.
  13. macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    This is the best method because you get the video thumbnail and the info on the video. Just save the m.YouTube app to your homes screen and your good to go!!
  14. macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2011
    I'm pretty sure you can. Go to Safari on the iPhone and copy the URL of the video and paste it onto Facebook as your status. The video should pop up by itself.
  15. macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2011
    iOS 5

    on the I phone 4s open up safari, go to Once on that page if not prompted, click on the middle icon @ the bottom of the screen(little square with an arrow). Select the 3 option which should be "Add to Homescreen." That will create an icon on your iPhone's home screen. Search your videos there and that will give you the option to share via Facebook.
  16. iC0DY, Dec 22, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011

    macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2011
    New Orleans, LA USA
    No option to upload imbedded YouTube anymore. (?!)

    This is very cumbersome, but here's what I did:

    1. Open FB app.
    2. From within FB app, open YouTube (I opened a friend's posted video and then chose Open from that screen).
    3. Sign into YouTube from inside the FB/YouTube app
    4. From there, you can choose "desktop", which will open YouTube's full site, which will give you the upload/share option to show thumbnail.

    I do not understand why the option to "Share" WITH thumbnail TO FB is not offered from the native YouTube app!
  17. macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2011


    I suggest you use this app Kinkast. It has been a very great tool for me.

    It allows you to share videos directly from your iPhones through their app or through your pc or mac through their website. It allows you to email your friends and family members a link to your own private website without them needing to set-up account. You can even splice your videos with the app before sharing them with your friends. :)
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2008

    What does this have to do with youtube? :confused:
  19. macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2012
    All you have to do is when your on YouTube just hold the video picture until options come up and hit copy then you can share it on Facebook or whoevers Facebook by going to a profile and hit write post then you paste it
  21. macrumors 65816

    Aug 15, 2009
    Mokena, IL
    This really needs to be simplified in iOS 6 with a share option in the YouTube app. How this has never been added is beyond me.
  22. macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2012
    Your method posts the link but no thumbnail.
  23. macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2012
    Just go to YouTube's mobile site and add it to your homescreen (I have it "replace" my stock YouTube app). You can then share videos and FaceBook is an option. I find the mobile website better than the App anyway.
  24. macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2012
    That works great. However if you want to post the video and thumb nail to another page, you must open the "full facebook" then copy and past the URL from the mobile youtube.

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