How to Share a Link from the YouTube iPhone App

The YouTube app on your iPhone makes it easy to find and watch videos that are related to your interests. Occasionally you will watch or find a video that you think a friend or family member might enjoy, so you will find yourself looking for a way to share it.

Fortunately there is a sharing option in the YouTube app that makes it easy to copy and paste a link to the video into another app, or even use one of the dedicated sharing options for an email or a text message. Our guide below will show you how to share a YouTube link on your iPhone.


How to Copy and Paste a YouTube Link from the iPhone App

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.1. By completing the steps in this guide you will be copying a link to a YouTube video from the YouTube iPhone app, which you can then paste into an email, text message, or anything else where you are able to paste from the iPhone clipboard.

Step 1: Open the YouTube app.

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Step 2: Browse for and select the video that you would like to share.

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Step 3: Touch the Share button under the video.

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Step 4: Select the Copy link option, or choose one of the specific sharing options to the right of it.

how to share a youtube link on an iphone



If you selected the Copy link option you can open an app, then tap and hold on the location where you wish to paste the copied link and press the Paste option.

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Are you subscribed to a lot of channels on YouTube and it feels like you are getting way too many subscription-based notifications? Change your YouTube subscription notification settings so that it isn’t impacting you when you use your phone.

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