How to Connect Twitter & YouTube

By Nick Peers

Learn how to tweet your YouTube activity -- videos and playlists included -- on your Twitter timeline by linking the two accounts.

Connect your Twitter account with your YouTube account to automatically share your latest videos with all your Twitter followers as tweets. You can stop YouTube from tweeting automatically or disconnect the two accounts at any time.


YouTube removed Facebook from the Connected Accounts section of the Account Settings page, so you can no longer post your new YouTube videos on your Facebook timeline automatically.

Step 1

Log in to your YouTube account, click your image and then click the gear icon to open the YouTube Account Settings page.

Opening the Account Settings page.

Step 2

Click Connected Accounts in the Account Settings section of the page to view all social networking accounts connected to YouTube. Click the Connect button in the Twitter section to open the Authorize an Application window.

Facebook was removed from the Connected Accounts section, so Twitter is the only option available.

The Connected Accounts section of the Account Settings page.

Step 3

Click the Authorize App button to allow the YouTube application to access your Twitter data. You can't link the two accounts without granting access to the YouTube app.


Log in to your Twitter account in the Authorize an Application window if you are not already logged in.

The YouTube app can read and post tweets on your Twitter timeline, follow people and update your Twitter profile.

The YouTube app cannot access your Twitter direct messages or see your password.

The Authorize an Application window closes automatically after you grant permissions to the YouTube app.

The Authorize App and Cancel buttons.

Step 4

Click the Save button to save the changes.

To stop YouTube from tweeting your activity, click Edit and select Disable Activity Sharing. Alternatively, choose Disconnect Account to disconnect your YouTube and Twitter accounts.

The Edit and Save buttons.


You can select what you share on Twitter from the Share Your Public Activity to Connected Accounts section of the Connected Accounts page. By default, YouTube tweets when you upload a video or add a video to a public list. Liking videos and saving playlists are not tweeted by default.

You can reconnect YouTube and Twitter at a later time if you disconnect them. Use the Disable Activity Sharing option to prevent YouTube from tweeting temporarily.

YouTube tweets only videos you upload after linking the two accounts; existing videos are not shared on Twitter automatically.