Post youtube video into twitter and watch it without clicking 'view media'


#1

Hello,

I need to post a youtube video into my twitter feed. I have seen people occasionally posting youtube videos as a part of their tweets, and others can watch the video without having to click on ‘view media’ button and expand the tweet.

I can’t figure out out how to do this. Please help me…

Thanks in advance.


#2

You should be able to tweet the URL of the Youtube video directly, and the video will appear in the tweet/below the tweet.

Unfortunately, timeline tweets will not auto-expand the video. it is something we are considering in future releases.

Thanks!


#3

@rchoi Ryan Choi

Here is an exaple of what I want: scoll down to july 27th and look for a post from arthritis researchUk https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Fibromyalgia&src=tyah

How to post such a video…?


#4

Also please help me what is the next step after validating twitter card url?


#5

Hello,

Thanks for you reply. Could you please tell me how to post a YouTube video like the one I have shown here. Is it using twitter cards? If so, what is the next step after validating the selected card and URL?

Thanks in advance.


#6

Hi, I know this is an old post (very old) but I have been searching for days to do the same thing.

I am posting to Twitter via PHP script and I can post the URL of the Youtube video but I’d like it to show already expanded (rather than the user having to click ‘view media’). I do not want it to start automatically, but at least appear expanded.

Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

Thanks!


#7

This has been reported by a number of people and also observed by myself for the past two months. It seems to be a change at the Twitter end and there’s thus no workaround.


#8

Looks like this behavior can be achieved at least for pinned tweets. See here for example (valid for at least a month :slight_smile: ) https://twitter.com/SafeNotSafeGame


#9

Twitter cards do not auto-play in timeline. The only videos that auto-play via the API are ones that originate from the Twitter App or Vine.

@SafeNotSafeGame is correct in that pinned tweets do allow auto-play, but this is limited to web.

Thanks!


#10

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