I used to upload all my videocasts both to Facebook and Youbube but changed strategy towards the end of last year. The reason? I have found the inbuilt Facebook video app frustrating. It can take ages to upload videos and then they seem to disappear only to re-appear a day or two later. It was this that pushed my decision to upload to YouTube only and link to it from my Facebook page. The videos can still be watched directly on Facebook and I’ve cut the time it takes to load by half.
The disadvantage is that those who visited my Facebook page and wanted to watch videos from the archive could only access those I’d posted directly to Facebook. The video tab displayed the old ones but the new ones, linked from YouTube were not easy to find. YouTube for Pages from Involver solves this problem by allowing you to add a YouTube tab to your Facebook page. Here’s how it works.
Follow this link and choose which of the Facebook pages you manage that you want to add your YouTube tab to. You will need to give the application some permissions to access your Facebook account & you will need to provide some basic information to Involver if this is the first time you have installed one of their apps.
Next add your YouTube username and choose some options for your page. Do you want to include videos you favourite as well as those you upload? Do you want to allow comments? Do you want to display related videos? Most importantly do you want to allow the app to autopost your uploads to your Facebook Timeline? I don’t recommend this option as posting manually allows you to add your own blurb and encourage more interaction.
Once you have saved your changes here a YouTube tab will be added to your page. The good news is that this app is fully optimised for Timeline and occupies the full tab width. Here’s what mine looks like.
A massive hat tip to this excellent post from www.wchingya.com for helping me discover this handy app.
If you add a YouTube tab to your page I’d love to see it so do leave your links below. Also let me know if you have any problems installing it.
This is a clear step by step guide @spiderworking:twitter for adding YouTube video to facebook, great job! And thanks a mil for the link love too! 🙂
Claudia Luna says
I’ve tried this app many times and I never get to pass on from the first step. I’ve tried using different computers and browsers, but always the same problem. Do you have any idea why or is there another app I could try instead?
Amanda Webb says
The first time I tried to add it (during the Timeline transition) I had an issue too. This time it worked first time. Have you tried it recently?
This does NOT work. I get this message:
An error occurred. Please try again later.
I’ve spent 3 days trying every way shown on Youtube and the web to add a simple YouTube tab to my main facebook page. I know it can be done as others do have it.
But, it is so incredibly frustrating. I follow instructions exactly in every case like cuieler youtube, static html, and yours and others. NOTHING works.
Using other methods, I get the message from facebook:
You need admin priviledge to add to this page.
I am the admin. I’m the only one using my page. I complained to facebook, but it says they cannot respond to individual messages. Sorry, but thank you for the input.
I could just delete my whole facebook page and start anew. But, I believe I will run into these same issues. Is there anything that can be done??? Or, is facebook just a hopeless site the deliberately trys to block any linking to youtube???
Amanda Webb says
Hi try Hike, I find it is useful. Sorry I can’t help more: https://www.facebook.com/HikeSocialApps/app_190754877670914