Linking YouTube videos to TikTok means that you link and share youtube videos to your TikTok posts. For more details, read this article to the end so that you don’t make a mistake.
If you are an influencer or content creator, then you must sign in to TikTok. Currently TikTok is popular with more than one billion app downloads worldwide. Thus, you can view all TikTok users as potential audience or followers.
If you are already amassing a following on YouTube, Instagram, or any other social platform, TikTok might be better for you. Think about linking all your social accounts so that you can benefit from them.
Create Account on YouTube and TikTok
All you need to link YouTube and TikTok accounts is to register for both platforms and install both apps on your mobile device.
Download the TikTok app for Android or iOS from the button below.
Download the YouTube app for Android or iOS from the button below. When you have installed both apps and updated them to the latest version, you can start posting on both platforms. Note that you can cross-promote your YouTube channel and TikTok profile on your videos.
Since YouTube allows longer clips, I recommend using it as the primary platform and TikTok as an additional means of “pushing” your YouTube videos to your audience. Also, YouTube has direct monetization of videos, while TikTok unfortunately still doesn’t.
Not so long ago, you could even add a YouTube link to your bio page on TikTok. Not only that, but you can also link YouTube videos to each of your TikTok posts.
How to Link YouTube Videos to TikTok
Unfortunately, the links on TikTok posts are actually not clickable. This means that you can freely type or paste the link of your YouTube video into your TikTok post, but it will only appear as text not a link.
In other words, your followers will have to open a browser and manually type all of your links, which makes for a bit of a hassle. Hopefully, TikTok will cover this in the future. But as of now, that’s the only way it can be done.
To summarize, if you want to link a YouTube video in your TikTok post, just add it to the post description. But remember, it’s not clickable, but at least some people might decide to manually view your YouTube videos.
However, there is a much better way to post youtube video links to TikTok. That is by linking your youtube channel to your bio or TikTok profile. And there’s a big YouTube channel button on your profile too.
Adding a YouTube Channel to TikTok
This is the best advice I can give you regarding this tutorial. Instead of expecting your followers to manually type your YouTube channel link, why not use your bio?
Here’s how to add a YouTube Channel to TikTok:
1. Open the TikTok app on your device.
2. Tap the Me option in the bottom right corner (profile).
3. Then, tap on the big red Edit Profile option.
4. Finally, tap on the option next to Bio (add bio to your profile).
Paste your YouTube video link here. You have up to 80 characters, which should be more than enough. I suggest that you write a short and punchy bio first, and then add the YouTube channel link at the bottom of the page.
You can also link your YouTube account to your TikTok account. Here’s how:
- Launch TikTok.
- Tap on Me.
- Select Edit Profile.
- Tap the field next to YouTube. This will take you to an external window asking for your Google credentials (since YouTube is owned by Google). Follow the instructions on your screen to link your TikTok and YouTube accounts.
Now that you know how to add a YouTube link to your TikTok profile, take advantage and mix your audience from both platforms. In TikTok, you need to incentivize your followers to follow you on YouTube as well.
Create a teaser video for TikTok, while posting the entire clip on YouTube. You can also do the opposite, promote your TikTok profile on your YouTube channel by adding a link to your TikTok in the description of your video.
Finally, I wish you the best of luck in becoming a successful content creator, musician, comedian, or whatever you want.