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.