Share videos

Options for sharing YouTube videos

There are several ways to share a video on YouTube. To get started, click the Share link under the video you’d like to share, then select one of the following options:

  • Share this video: This gives you a link that you can copy and paste somewhere else, like in an email message.
    • Link to a specific part of the video: Before copying the link, select the Start at: checkbox if you want to share a particular part of the video. For example, if you want to the video to start at 2 minutes and 30 seconds, select the checkbox, then type “2:30” into the box.
    • Social networks: Click one of the social network icons (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) to share the video there.
  • Embed: This lets you show the video on a different site, like your own website or blog. Learn more about embedding videos.
  • Email: YouTube will send an email to the email address(es) you enter. If the recipient doesn’t receive the video, ask them to check their spam folders, or add to their address book and filter exception list.

Sometimes when you share an ad, YouTube may record that in browser web storage and/or the URL.

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