Share videos and channels

Tip: When you share a video on YouTube or receive a shared video from a YouTube contact, a private chat is created where recipients can view and discuss the video. You can watch shared videos directly in your chat conversation.


You can share videos by copying the video link or by sending the link to another app on your phone. You can also share videos within the YouTube app in the Inbox tab .

Share videos in the YouTube app

  1. Go to the video you’d like to share. 
  2. Under the video player, tap Share .
  3. You can either:
    • Select a friend or tap Add friends.
    • Select "Create a post" if you have access to the Community tab. 

You can share videos and chat about them with one or more friends in a conversation. To view all of your shared videos, go to the Inbox tab . When you send a video to someone "You may know," they'll get an invitation to connect with you. However, they won't see your shared video until they accept the friend request. Learn more about how to add friends on YouTube. 

Note: Sharing in the YouTube app is not available on tablets.

Share a link

  1. Go to the video you’d like to share. 
  2. Under the video player, tap Share .
  3. Select Copy link, or select an app to share the link directly via that app. 


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 message, add your YouTube Channel name to the YouTube URL.

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