How to Share Youtube Videos in Full Thumbnail Size on Facebook
We are going to learn a cheap yet useful trick hereby on how to share youtube videos in Full Thumbnail Size on Facebook. I know it has been bothering you to find your Youtube video links getting cropped to a smaller thumbnail spoiling the look and feel of your Facebook post.
You know I came across this when I accidentally uploaded the trailer of American Assassin on my Straight From a Movie FB page in full post size? I said, “Hey! This is new. Can this be done for all of my posts?”
Surprisingly the answer to this is yes.
Unfortunately, Facebook or Youtube doesn’t provide any mechanism to do that. We have to take the assistance of a third party software here. There are plenty of links out there that can be used to generate full size thumbnails of Youtube videos. Once you get the generated URL you can then share the same on Facebook.
This is how Facebook crops the video thumbnail image making things small and weird to look at:
Third Party Links
These are the recommended links that I found very useful in changing the size of the Youtube Videos to its full thumbnail size on Facebook posts:
Here I will show you how to achieve that using these links.
So here’s a step by step process to teach you how to share youtube videos in full thumbnail size on Facebook. Just follow the steps the way they have been put and you will be fine.
Step 1: The first step is to, of course, copy the Youtube link you wish to get the Full Thumbnail Size for.
Step 2: Go to either of the above-mentioned links. I will use the first one to finish the job.
Step 3: Paste the copied Youtube link in the space provided. When you do that you will notice a preview of how things might appear once you are done.
Step 4: This step should be the easiest. You have a huge button in the center shouting with a “Click Me” symbol. You still need a hint? Just click on the PRO Toolbox button.
When you do you will be given some options/ preferences that you can choose to adjust as per your need.
Play Video Directly from Facebook
Step 5: If you want people to be able to play the youtube video directly from Facebook just click on the Facebook button. If you want them to be directed to the Youtube page, just click on the Youtube button.
In order to change Headline, Description, Start Time, or put a Thumbnail of your choice you have to sign up to their website.
If you don’t wish to make any changes and leave things as be, simply click on the create link button.
Step 6: You will get a link to be shared. Copy that link via the Copy button.
Step 7: Navigate to Facebook now where you wish to share your post. Click on Write Something Area where you generally post stuff on FB.
Step 8: Paste the link that’s been copied in the given area.
You can lose the URL link now, to make things look better. Replace it with stuff you want to say about your video. Use appropriate #hashtags to help people find it.
Step 9: Finally click on Publish and it’s done!
Here’s the second method to achieve the same.
Step 1: Navigate to the following link:
Enter your Youtube link in the text field that says:
Alternate methods to do that would be via other two links that I have mentioned above. You can suggest me other third party websites too, and I will put it up there for people to find.
Go have a blast soldier!
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