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Share videos and channels

You can share videos by copying the video link or sending it using a sharing app on your phone. You can also share videos within the YouTube app in the Activity tab .

Share and chat about videos in the YouTube app

Note: Sharing in the YouTube app is available only on mobile devices, not tablets.


You can share videos and chat about them with one or more contacts in a private chat. To view all of your shared videos, go to the Activity tab .

  1. Go to the video you’d like to share. 
  2. Under the video player, tap Share .
    • Share on YouTube by selecting a contact or tapping Add contacts
    • Share the video link by selecting an app.

When you share a video with someone “You may know,” they'll receive an invitation to connect with you. However, they won't see your shared video until they accept the invitation. Learn more about how to add YouTube Contacts.


You can also share channels in the app.

  1. Go to the channel you'd like to share.
  2. Tap More .
  3. Tap Share .

If you're a creator and you want to create a custom channel URL for your subscribers to easily share, add your YouTube Channel name to the YouTube URL.

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