Let’s face it (no pun intended), Facebook video is killing it right now.
For better or worse, Facebook video is now a major player in the video sharing and posting space and with its features like embedding, downloading and sharing, its giving YouTube a run for its money.
Recently, I have been taking a bunch of my YouTube videos and sharing them via Facebook and getting exponentially higher view counts.
I plan to continue this trend and with that, I will show you the super easy way to take an existing YouTube video from your library and share it as a native Facebook video.
Login in your YouTube Account
Go up to your account icon in the top right hand corner and select “Creator Studio,” seen below
Go to “Video Manager” on the left side of the page, seen below
Hit the down arrow next to the “edit” button of the video you wish to grab, seen below
Hit the “Download MP4” text, seen above
Save the video to your hard drive or chosen cloud drive
Head over to your Facebook page
Now, you have two options. Create a post and chose the middle option on the post, which is “Photo/Video” or you can click on your video “app” on the left side of your Facebook Page and upload the video with a description right there.
In the posting, you simply click on “Upload Photos/Video” and select the .mp4 file you just downloaded from YouTube as your video file (seen below), create your post and either post or schedule in the bottom right hand corner of the post
ADD VIDEO TO VIDEO APP/SECTION:
In the video section or “app”, simply hit the “Add Video” button at the top right hand corner of the Video section, select the video file from your hard drive or chosen cloud drive, give the video a Title, description and a “place” – seen below – and upload that sucker.
That should do it.
This is a great way to take a video you spent a lot of time, energy and money on and get it in front of more people.
Facebook has the largest social audience in the world and tapping into that audience just makes business and brand sense.
If you need anymore help, let me know! Hit me on Twitter @DrewBedard or on email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thanks and have a great day!