How to Put a YouTube Channel on a Facebook Page
By Chuck Malenfant
Whether you are running your own YouTube channel or you are a fan of someone else's, you can spread the word about it using Facebook. You can always post links to individual videos, but that takes time. If you'd like new videos from your favorite YouTube channel to appear on Facebook automatically, add the channel to your Facebook Page. Whenever friends visit your page, they'll also see the latest videos from your YouTube channel.
Get the YouTube Application
Log in to your Facebook account.
Type "YouTube" (without quotation marks) into the search box at the top of the screen.
Click "YouTube App" in the search results. This is YouTube's own application (see Resources). Your search results may also include competing apps from third-party vendors such as Involver.
Click on the "YouTube Tab" link near the top of the YouTube app page.
Click the "Click Here" link in the "to add YouTube to your Fan Page, Click Here and choose your page from the list provided" sentence on the YouTube Tab page. If you only administer one page, your page is listed for you. If you administer more than one page, you are presented with a drop-down list of all the pages you administer.
Click the "Add YouTube" link for the single page you administer. This returns you to the YouTube app's main page. If you administer more than one page, select the page you want to use from the "Add this application to:" drop-down list, and then click the "Add YouTube" link on the resulting confirmation page to be returned to the YouTube app's main page.
Add Your Channel
Navigate to the page on which you'd like to add your YouTube channel or channels.
Click on the "YouTube" logo button in the top section of your Facebook Page.
Click on the "Settings" link near the top of the page to open a dialog box.
Enter the YouTube username for the channel you would like to add in the My YouTube Channel Videos text box.
Click the "Save" link. Repeat Steps 3 through 5 to add additional channels, if desired.
- You can add as many YouTube channels -- your own or those of others -- to your Facebook Pages as you would like.
- The information in this article applies to YouTube's own Facebook app, and may vary if you opt for a third-party app.
Chuck Malenfant has been working in high-tech educational environments since 1994, serving as a teacher, trainer, writer, research librarian and administrator. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in writing from Arizona State University, as well as a Master of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University. Malenfant serves as a computer literacy trainer at Broward County Library.