Integrating Youtube with Twitter and Facebook

by Noc Team on September 9, 2009

Contributed by Asim Zeeshan

There are infinite YouTube users out there and many spend a considerable amount of time on popular Google owned video sharing service. Regular users of Youtube also mark videos as “favorite”, “rate”, upload and comment on videos. Many users also share videos from Youtube to the popular Social Networking website Facebook and the popular micro-blogging website Twitter.  Most of the time, posting links to the video is more time consuming them watching the full length video itself, and if you are spending a lot of time on Youtube discovering interesting videos, then it becomes even more difficult to share every video among your friends and followers.

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Well, today is your lucky day, because you can use the sleek new feature AutoShare by Youtube in order to share your YouTube activity among your Facebook friends and Twitter followers. Your Youtube activity includes, but is not limited to uploading a new video, marking a video as “favorite”, “rating” a video etc.

Let me show you how to achieve that;

Just login to your Youtube account and go to Account -> Sharing

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AutoShare with Twitter

  1. Make sure you are logged in to Twitter in order use this feature (if you have multiple accounts, then login to the desired twitter account)
  2. Click on the twitter link and a new popup will appear (you may need to sign-in to your Google account, if asked)
  3. Click on ALLOW on the new popup window.

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4.    The popup will acknowledge your request and take you back to Youtube Accounts page.

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5.   Viola! You are connected to your twitter account. Next time when you mark a video as “Favorite” etc it will be posted to your twitter stream.

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AutoShare with Facebook

  1. Make sure you are logged in to Facebook while you want to use this feature
  2. Click on the Facebook link and a new popup will appear (you may need to sign-in to your Google account, if asked)
  3. Click on CONNECT on the new popup window

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4.     Select ALLOW PUBLISHING on the next page.

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5.    Congratulations! You are connected to your Facebook account. Your Youtube activity would now be posted on your Facebook profile.

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We hope this weeks TECHTIP has proved to be of help. From now on, flock your profiles with whichever video you feel like or whichever way you want to. Tell us whether this tip helped you. Comment if it did, comment again if it did not. We are waiting for you.

About the author:

Asim Zeeshan is CodeWeek Technical Content Manager and is also working as a Senior Software Engineer. He is a PRO GEEK, collecting every new gadget in the market. If Asim does not know how it works, then it is not worth knowing.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Nasir Bashir September 9, 2009 at 11:50 PM

Nice article, very well documented. Looking forward to more techtips

Faisal Shahzad September 14, 2009 at 1:33 AM

Thanks for the share Asim.. nice posting.. :)

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