Snapchat is a versatile and fun app that adds so many new features regularly that it can be hard to keep up with what’s possible on the social network. One of the most useful features is a faster and easier way to share favorite YouTube videos. This leaves more time for sharing and creating instead of dealing with copying and pasting content.
Snapchat is a bit different from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media apps in that it tends to be more private. Instead of sharing with the public or a large nebulous group, Snaps can be directed to particular people or groups and only seen by them. The ephemeral nature of a Snap tends to inspire sharing more freely without trying to make everything perfect. While Snapchat favors user-created content, sharing links to content from other apps is also easy.
Snapchat users can share a video link directly from the YouTube app in a super-fast and easy one-step process. Of course, Snapchat and YouTube apps need to be installed on the user’s iPhone or Android phone. Then, from the YouTube app, when a video is found to be interesting, funny, or noteworthy in some way, tap the Share button below the video to open a menu with options on how to proceed. Snapchat should appear as an option, and tapping its familiar yellow ghost logo will open the Snapchat camera with a link to the YouTube video onscreen. Then just continue with the Snap as usual and select which friends it will be sent to.
A snapshot with a YouTube video
YouTube links can be shared in Snapchat stories as well as snaps that are sent directly to others. All of Snapchat’s many camera features remain available when sharing a video link, along with Snapchat’s creative tools. Obviously, the ability to integrate the two apps so seamlessly required a partnership with Google, and the two companies have partnered on other projects as well. The Pixel 6 has some special Snapchat features, such as the ability to use Night Sight in the Snapchat camera and Quick Tap to Snap which allows you to tap back to launch the Snapchat camera.
The YouTube integration expands this partnership, making it easier to use the two apps together. When a Snapchat user receives a Snap with a YouTube video link, tapping the link will open the YouTube app on their device and load the video that was shared. It’s quite simple and avoids the hassle of copying and pasting like was needed before this integration was added. Now Snapchat users can share videos by simply tapping the share button on the YouTube app.
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