YouTube to Remove Automatic Sharing to Twitter on January 31st by @MattGSouthern
YouTube is removing the ability to automatically share videos on Twitter after they’ve been published.
After January 31st, YouTube videos can no longer be auto-posted to Twitter.
It should also be noted that YouTube is removing automatic sharing to Google+ as well.
However, given that Google+ will be shut down soon, that’s unlikely to be much of a problem.
YouTube sent an email to creators notifying them that this feature will be going away soon.
Presumably, this change is being made in an effort to encourage more manual sharing.
The company says sharing links to YouTube videos is better when accompanied with a custom message.
When automatic sharing is removed on January 31st, YouTube users can still share to Twitter via the ‘Share’ button.
Creators will also see an option to share on social networks/platforms right after successfully uploading a new video.
To recap, this is exactly what will be removed:
The company notes that it will not be removing the ability to add social media links to channel banners. Creators can still add a link to their Twitter profile by navigating to Channel > About tab > Customize channel > Links.
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January 11, 2019 at 11:51AM