How to Add a Video to Twitter

While Twitter lets you upload photos directly to the Twitter app or website, sharing a video on Twitter requires you to upload the movie file to a third-party app or website.

Share a Short Video

Vine is a mobile application developed by Twitter that lets you upload six-second-long videos and share them in a tweet. Unlike regular videos, which require users to click a Play icon, Vine movies automatically play when a user visits your Twitter timeline.

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Download and install Vine </ahref="https:>on your iOS, Android or Windows Phone mobile device.

Tap the Camera icon.
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Tap the Camera icon in Vine's menu bar.

Record or load a video.
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Touch and hold the center of the screen for six seconds to record the video with your device's camera. Alternatively, tap the upward-pointing arrow icon to load a preexisting video.

Tap the check mark icon.
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Tap the check mark icon to save your video. Vine then loads the Share screen.

Enable the Twitter option and touch the check mark icon.
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Post your video to Twitter by enabling the Twitter option on the Share screen and touching the check mark icon.

Share a Video Longer Than Six Seconds

Step

Upload your video to a video sharing site such as YouTube, Vimeo or Dailymotion or, if you want to share a video that already exists on one of these platforms -- such as a music video, a movie trailer or a funny video -- visit the video's page.

Copy the URL to your Clipboard.
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Copy the video's URL to your clipboard by clicking it and pressing Ctrl+C. On a mobile device, long-touch the URL and select Copy.

Click the Tweet button after composing your tweet.
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Compose your tweet and paste the URL of the video you want to share in the box by pressing Ctrl+V on desktop or by long-touching and selecting Paste on mobile. Select Tweet to post your tweet.