Sharing YouTube videos directly on Snapchat is now possible

Snapchat recently launched a new feature that allows users to share Youtube videos directly on the Snapchat platform. 

This means that you no longer have to copy-paste a YouTube video link to share it on Snapchat. One just needs to tap the share icon below the YouTube video in the Youtube app and choose the Snapchat option to share the clip therein.  

The new feature has been launched both on Android and iOS platforms. Users can now share Youtube videos directly through the Snapchat Camera, whether Stories or individual Snaps. 

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How to share YouTube videos directly on Snapchat

Step 1: Open the video on the YouTube app that you want to share on Snapchat 

Step 2: Tap the Share icon or button below YouTube. 

Step 3: Once you tap on the share icon, a lot of apps will pop up on the phone screen. Find the Snapchat icon and then click on it. 

Step 4: Once you click on the Snapchat icon, it will automatically take you to the Snapchat camera. Create an original Snap with the automated YouTube sticker and layer using the creative Snapchat tools. 

Step 5: After you make the desired edits, share them on Snapchat. If your friends want to watch the shared video on the YouTube app, they only need to tap the YouTube Sticker on the video. 

While this won’t be as captivating as sharing vertical videos from common alternative platforms like TikTok and Instagram, this new feature will ease Snapchat users and save time. 

What is Snapchat? 

Youtube On Snapchat

Snapchat is a California-based leading American social media company. It primarily focuses on image-based messaging with lots of filters and emojis.  

Users can share fleeting pics and videos on the Snapchat platform. Some of the latest Snapchat features let users record and share live photos and videos, geolocate friends on an engaging map, experience augmented reality (AR), and much more. 

Interesting Snapchat Features 

Snapchat is a popular social media and audio-visual messaging platform. Its key features include the following: 


In Snapchat, a Snap is a picture or video that a Snapchat user sends to his Snapchat friends. A video snap can be a maximum of 60 seconds long. Interestingly, unlike TikTok and Youtube, Snapchat doesn’t store the user’s snaps. Once the intended recipient has viewed the concerned Snap, Snapchat deletes it. Isn’t this great for privacy-conscious social media users. 


Stories are those Snaps that a user shares with all his Snapchat friends instead of a few selected ones. Unlike the video snap that gets deleted instantly after the recipient sees it, Stories stay on the platform for 24 hours before being deleted. The recipient can also save them in their image galleries. This feature of Snapchat is quite similar to WhatsApp status. 

Custom Stories 

Users can create custom stories with other users in their friends’ lists on Snapchat. Its tagging feature is quite similar to Facebook and Twitter. 


Snapchat keeps adding various filters that users can use to add special effects to their video snaps and stories. Further, the Snapchat filters can also change based on time, location, special events, or holidays. 

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