I found a lot of help explaining how to insert a video into my LinkedIn profile via a Google Docs or Slideshare.net presentation. But I couldn’t find anything on how to insert a YouTube video inside a LinkedIn Update (not just a link). Via AutoShare on YouTube, my new uploads get tweeted, and my tweets feed into LinkedIn (via Settings), but I also wanted the option of republishing a video update later.
WAY ONE: When you’re on the video watch page on YouTube, you can click Share, More to expand the options, and choose LinkedIn.
WAY TWO. I recorded a quick video below (after the graphic). The issue was finding the right URL to the video that worked (there are several instances of a video URL on YouTube, but the one in the instruction below is the only one I tried that worked). UPDATE: I’ve gone back and tried the other instances of the URL (browser bar, etc.) and everything worked.
- Find the video you want on YouTube, right-click on it, and click Copy video URL.
- Go to LinkedIn, create a new update, and click Attach a Link.
- Paste the YouTube URL in the Add URL box.
- Click Attach, Share
That’s it! See the video demo below if you need more help.
Here’s a video to step you through it. Let me know if you know of a better way or have a question…leave a comment here or on YouTube. Thanks!