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How to Share Video on Facebook from another Social Media Channel

You won’t always want to create new video or share video from your computer. Instead, you may find videos to share on Facebook via websites such as YouTube or Vimeo (two of the most popular video-sharing sites). This explains how to share videos from those sites on your personal timeline and business page.

Sharing video from YouTube

When you find a video on YouTube that you’d like to share — maybe it’s one from your own YouTube channel or one you just found — you can share the video by following these steps:

  1. Click the Share link below the video.

    An expanded menu appears.

  2. Click the Facebook icon.

    A new tab opens in your browser.

  3. In the text box, type a status update to give the video context.

  4. In the lower-right corner next to Share, use the privacy options to select who should see the video.

  5. Click the Share button in the lower-right corner.

Sharing video from Vimeo

When you find a video on Vimeo that you want to share on Facebook, just follow these instructions:

  1. Click the paper airplane (Share) icon to the right of the video.

  2. In the Share this Video dialog box, click the Facebook icon.

  3. In the text box, type a status update to give the video context.

  4. Click the Share Link button in the lower-right corner.

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