YouTube and Twitter seamlessly boost each other, and when you are a content creator with a YouTube channel, spreading the news about your videos is best done via Twitter. The good thing with Twitter is that when people retweet your embedded video, it can go viral, and everyone who views and clicks on the tweet will get redirected to watch the YouTube video. The trick lies in knowing how to embed YouTube videos on Twitter.
You have two options for embedding YouTube videos on Twitter. You can open your YouTube video, tap the share button at the bottom, select Twitter, add your tweet or hashtags, then click the tweet button. Alternatively, you can copy the URL of your YouTube video and paste it when creating a tweet. Twitter will generate a thumbnail for your video, and you can share it with the world.
This guide begins by understanding why embedding YouTube videos on Twitter is beneficial. Moreover, we will present two ways of embedding YouTube videos on Twitter for desktops and mobile phones.
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Why Embed YouTube Videos on Twitter?
Twitter has a reputation for being among the most visited and popular social media platforms globally. Besides, tweets often go viral more quickly on Twitter than on other platforms, and video tweets get more engagement than text.
On the other hand, YouTube is home to content creators and allows anyone to open a channel and create content. If you want to grow your YouTube channel, sharing your videos on Twitter will boost traffic to your YouTube channel, adding more viewers and subscribers.
Your Twitter audience can easily retweet your tweets embedded with YouTube videos, making it easier for many people to engage with your YouTube channel.
How To Embed YouTube Videos on Twitter
For anyone looking to grow their YouTube, embedding it on Twitter is a worthy action. You can use a computer where you’ve signed into your Twitter and YouTube accounts. If using your phone, you must have the Twitter and YouTube apps installed. Let’s check the steps for that.
Embed YouTube Videos on Twitter Using a Computer
There are two options to embed your YouTube video. Try the below options and see which works best for you.
Using the Sharing Menu:
Your YouTube video is now embedded and shared on Twitter.
Using a Link:
Your YouTube video is now shared on Twitter.
Embed YouTube Videos on Twitter Using a Phone
The steps below will work if you have the YouTube and Twitter apps downloaded and installed on your phone.
Let’s start with embedding the video using the sharing menu.
You will note your tweet will have the YouTube video embedded with it, and anyone viewing the tweet can watch the video by clicking on it.
Alternatively, you can use the link to embed the video.
The above ways are your best option when you need to embed YouTube videos on Twitter, and whether using a desktop or mobile phone, you will find it easy to use them.
Today’s guide focuses on how to embed YouTube videos on Twitter. We’ve discussed two ways of achieving that, and the methods work for desktop and mobile. You can follow the steps presented to embed your YouTube videos.
How do you share a YouTube video with a thumbnail on Twitter?
If you copy the link, head over to Twitter and click the compose tweet button, then paste the link directly into the tweet. If you click the Twitter icon, it will open automatically to a new tweet with the link. Note: using the link directly from YouTube ensures that the video thumbnail is included in each tweet.
How do you add a thumbnail to a video on Twitter?
Can I upload a custom image thumbnail for a video? Yes. Click on an uploaded video within your library and then click the 'Change thumbnail' button. Here you have the option to either choose a frame from within the video or upload a custom image from your computer.
How do you embed a YouTube video into a tweet?
On YouTube, locate the video you want to share. Click the Share button at the bottom and select to share on Twitter/Tweet. Twitter will open, and the YouTube video will get embedded in your tweet. Add other texts to share with your tweet, and click the tweet button.
How do I share a video with thumbnails?
YouTube Android app.
Open the YouTube app ..
Tap Library. Your videos..
Next to the video you'd like to edit, tap More Edit. Edit thumbnail ..
Select an auto-generated thumbnail or tap Custom thumbnail to create a custom video thumbnail from an image on your device..
Confirm your thumbnail selection and tap SELECT..