Snapchat Now Allows Direct Sharing of YouTube Videos
Snapchat has made it easy to share YouTube videos directly from your snap or story, eliminating the need to copy, paste, and attach the video as a link (via Android Police). Both Android and iOS users can use the feature.
All you have to do now is go to YouTube, click the “Share” option, and then choose “Snapchat.” Snapchat will open, and the video will appear as its own sticker in your camera, complete with the video’s name, thumbnail, and creator.
After you’ve taken your photo or video, you can play about with the size, rotation, and placement of the sticker on the screen. Anyone who sees your snap or story can open the link and watch the video on YouTube or in their web browser.
If you’ve ever tried to incorporate a YouTube video in a Snapchat photo or video, you’ll remember having to copy the link from YouTube and then open Snapchat, where you’d shoot your photo or video, tap the paperclip button, and paste the link in (or give Snapchat access to your clipboard). The video would be shown as a resizeable banner with a small thumbnail and the video’s title.
You may still use this method to add YouTube videos, but it doesn’t look as nice in my opinion as this YouTube-specific sticker.
The new sticker provides a clearer view of the video’s thumbnail and actually displays the name of the video’s author, whereas the old link format did not include that — often vital — piece of information.
In 2020, Snapchat released a sticker for Twitter, allowing you to avoid transmitting pictures of tweets or, god forbid, photographing a tweet on your computer screen.