Adding a YouTube Channel to Your Facebook Fan Page

by on March 31, 2010 · 33 comments

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Have you ever wanted to feature your YouTube Channel on your Facebook Page?

I do a lot of video screen-casts and I’ve been looking for a way do do that for Expand2Web for a while.

I tried a few of the apps on Facebook but didn’t really like any of them. So I ended up building a static FBML page just featuring a few videos. But if I wanted to change any of the videos I had to edit the page.

Well just the other day, my good friend – and awesome web designer – Eileen Lonergan showed me this service called Involver. It’s just what I was looking for. It will instantly create a new tab on your Facebook page, allowing you to feature your YouTube channel.

Involver

It does a lot of other things too, but this is the one I was looking for, and it’s free.

Expand2Web YouTube Channel on Facebook

Here’s a screenshot of my Expand2Web Facebook Fan page, on the YouTube Channel Tab. It allows me to feature my latest video, and also shows the the previous videos too. It changes dynamically as I publish new videos to my Expand2Web YouTube Channel.

Update: Many readers commented that Involver is charging for their app now, and have found this app to be a better choice.

What about you – do you have a Facebook Fan Page yet? What apps are you finding the most valuable? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!

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Chris March 31, 2010 at 7:23 am

Wow, neat coincidence. I was just researching this program yesterday! I’m looking at ways to expand my own fan page too.

Cheers,
Chris

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? September 8, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Are you chris from Android Source?

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Bryan Coe - Blackbird e-Solutions April 15, 2010 at 5:58 am

I was just looking for a solution like this about a week ago for one of my clients and someone tweeted your post. Looking forward to checking it out. Great timing!

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fwed July 7, 2010 at 2:08 am

Too bad the previous videos (below the featured one) are limited to 6…

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Lisa August 5, 2010 at 9:53 am

Great Article! Thanks for this post!

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Yvonne August 31, 2010 at 11:13 am

Dear Don,

thank you for this information, you made my day! I tried Involver for a facebook-Fanpage and it worked out great, especially, because I really get the service for free, as you said. Thx.

Yvonne

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Bill Atkinson September 9, 2010 at 12:05 am

Hi Don,

thanks heaps for the info…it was exactly what we needed after much searching online.

Bill

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superbird December 16, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Many people have their videos on YouTube but they also like to promote their videos on Facebook fan page. Some people have tried to embed the video on fan page manually but it’s too labor intensive. A Facebook app can actually help you with this. Take a look of the “My YouTube” app http://apps.facebook.com/mytubechannel/. It will add a tab to your fan page where all you YouTube videos are available. Your viewer can plan, search and share your videos right on your fan page. This app have will retrieve new video from your YouTube channel and post it to your fan page automatically. To add this app, follow this link http://www.facebook.com/add.php?api_key=ce498109f1d3a60ae676208f3a8b76d6&pages.

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Jack Ryan January 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm

superbird, thanks for the tip on the “My YouTube ” app. I think the app is called “Cueler YouTube” and the tab is called “My YouTube”, but nevertheless, I tried it out and it works very well. It also has an auto-share feature from channel to the fan page works really well.

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raul mitva February 5, 2011 at 10:15 am

thanks for the app! i have developed my page and i was looking for an exact thing.

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Jay February 21, 2011 at 11:52 pm

There’s a new app that is way better. I made a video on how to embed your YouTube channel on Facebook in under a minute using it. It’s called Cueler YouTube and it’s free http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89GWKno1GrI

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leland September 9, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Thanks Jay,
I agree. This is way better than free Involver. Thanks for sharing.
Regards

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Addie June 21, 2011 at 6:38 am

how do you add an ACTUAL YouTube icon to the side??? one with the REAL YouTube icon??

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drthdcykj September 4, 2011 at 4:47 pm

thanx man

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leland September 9, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Involver free YouTube app is mediocre. It does not do what it says it does. You may have an interest in advertising this app for them, however my experience is that if you want full functionality YOU HAVE TO OPEN AN ACCOUNT with involve! Better look somewhere else.

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Don Campbell September 9, 2011 at 5:29 pm

I agree with you leland – Involver has change that and it is a hassle now.

I’ll update the blog post too.

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Ash Traeger November 4, 2011 at 9:18 am

I don’t think the YouTube app you’re talking about is actually by YouTube. I use Cueler (http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=162891010412392) on my page and with the auto-share feature, it is probably the best one out there. Also has a “fan drive” feature that helps me get more fans.

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Don Campbell November 4, 2011 at 9:24 am

You are right Ash – thanks.
I removed that reference from my post. Another reader had pointed this out to me – I had a server outage and lost some of my comments and updates to this post. I did not know that happened until I got your comment – thank you!

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Krissy October 12, 2011 at 7:41 am

Great article. I spent an hour trying to add youtube and used this website and done in 2 mins.

Thanks!!

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Barb November 17, 2011 at 10:42 am

Thanks for the info! This was so easy. Perfect!

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matakami January 26, 2012 at 10:55 am

thanks for your info … now i’m going to do it
happy successfull day … !

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Dale Reardon February 7, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Hi,

Glad I read the comments as well as the post. Perhaps you need to put a note at the end of the post to check out the comments as well.

Thanks,
Dale.

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Don Campbell February 7, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Good idea – I’ve updated the post Dale. Thank you.

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Love Jones February 22, 2012 at 8:22 am

I found one better than Cueler’s. It is powered by AppAddictive.com. It has a link to your twitter account. People can tweet your video and add Facebook comments about the videos below. Also, it allows everything Curler and Involver’s free YouTube apps allow and it itself is FREE. It also allows a “contact us” button so people can email a question. It is a great comprehensive, clean app. You can even add a title, but not on the actually tab which frustrates me. The tab will be called “Youtube”. I saw it on Ingersoll Rand’s Facebook fan page: facebook.com/ingersollrand

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Kim Turcot July 1, 2012 at 8:55 am

Hi,

I hope someone can help…I just went through all these steps…It is all set p but no videos are showing up. Question, do they have to be my videos? I wanted to share videos that are in my favorites that others have created?

Thanks for your time!

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williamfran January 20, 2013 at 3:17 am

The new look looks good, but recently I have noticed a disturbing trend in YouTube. No matter what you search for, you soon find that the suggested videos are salted with a smutty video totally unrelated to your search. If you click on it you are quickly into porn and smut. I hope I am wrong and this is just an aberrraton.

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Trung tâm th??ng m?i September 21, 2013 at 11:12 am

what a creative idea!! It’s so interesting to add youtube channel to Facebook fan page. Let’s keep moving your ideas :D

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Mayhanbangan January 20, 2014 at 7:57 am

Thanks for posting. I’m applying this now. Thanks again :)

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