You just created a video that might be useful to your colleagues, who needed practical instructions to get some work done. Or, you didn’t do it yourself but you found one online that interests you particularly and that, even in this case, could be useful to some of your contacts. Whatever the reason, you are interested in understanding how to create a link to a video because you want to share it quickly and above all without making mistakes, since you are not very practical with PCs and smartphones.
I guessed it, right? If so, I am happy to tell you that you have come to the right place: with today’s tutorial, in fact, I will help you by explaining in detail all the steps necessary to share a video via link. Do not think that it is a difficult procedure: even if you feel inexperienced, it will take you very little time and will not cost you any effort.
There are many contexts in which you may need to create a link to a movie, so I will offer you concrete examples of various types that will allow you to understand the procedure in general and to get by on many different platforms. So make yourself comfortable, read carefully what I am about to tell you and you will see that you will learn quickly!
How to create links to share videos
Let’s immediately ban the chatter and see how to create a link to share a video . Below you will find practical instructions on how to proceed from PC, smartphone and tablet using various platforms: some “open”, that is, which do not require the creation of an account to be used and to view the uploaded videos (for example hosting services for files ) and other more closed ones (such as social networks and video sharing platforms). It’s up to you to choose the one that best suits your needs and use it, following the instructions below.
Create video links on WeTransfer
If you want to create a link to a video and allow other people to download the video easily, without going through social networks or video sharing platforms, you can contact WeTransfer , which allows you to upload files up to a maximum of 2 GB on the Internet and allows download via browser (without registration) by sending the link also via email.
It is not paid, but you can subscribe to the premium version, WeTransfer Pro , which allows you to transfer up to 20 GB of files or folders and have up to 1 TB of storage space available for 12 euros / month or 120 euro / year.
To share a video on WeTransfer, then connect to the home page of the service . Then click on the Add file item , to select one or more files up to a maximum of 2 GB ; you can also select an entire folder , without wasting time selecting all the documents, by clicking on the command OR select a folder .
At this point, you can either send the file via email , or get the link to the video . The service is set automatically on sending the email; if you want to get the link, you have to click on the icon of the three horizontal dots next to the blue Transfer button and select the item Get the link for the transfer : so the button item will change from Transfer to Get a link .
Now you need to click the Get a link button and wait for the file to load before you can copy it. With WeTransfer Pro you can also set a password protection and customize the transfer expiration date , after which the video can no longer be downloaded.
As? Are you also looking for information on how to link an MP4 video ? The procedure is the same: with WeTransfer you can share photos, documents, videos and more, simply by following the steps I have shown you. Try it yourself with your MP4 file and you will see.
For more information on WeTransfer and how it works, please consult my guide dedicated to the service.
I will create link video your Google Drive
Have you been asked to link to a video on Google Drive , Google ‘s cloud storage service? No problem: the procedure is very simple and you will learn it in no time.
I remind you, even if you may imagine it, that to use the service you will need to have a Google account ; if you do not have it, please follow my guide and you will see that you will be able to create it in a few steps. Once the account is created, you can start using the service. I’ll explain immediately how to get the link.
Go to the Google Drive home page and click on the Go to Google Drive button at the bottom left. You may be asked to log in with your Google account, so enter your username and password to be taken to the main page of the service.
If you haven’t uploaded the video to share yet, click on the New button at the top left, then on File Upload (or Folder Upload , if you want to upload an entire folder); select the file or files you want to upload and wait for them to upload. After the wait, you will immediately see it among all your files and you can share it by obtaining a link.
Simply right-click on the uploaded file and, in the menu that appears, select the item Get link . A screen will open that allows either to send the link via email , by clicking on the item Share with people and groups , or to obtain the link by clicking on the Copy link item below.
You can also decide to set restrictions: under the link, next to an icon with two men , you can choose between two options: Anyone with the link (to allow everyone to see what it is) and Limited (to only allow it to the people you have added). Once you have made your choices, click on the Finish button and the link will be yours!
If you prefer to act as a smartphone or tablet, via the Google Drive app for Android or iOS / iPadOS , go to the Gallery Your device’s, open the video you want to share, click on the button to share and select Google Drive . Therefore, save the movie on Drive and, at the end of the procedure, start the service app. At this point, select the video to link, press on the relative icon of the three dots and select the Copy link item from the menu that appears.
Google Drive (which I told you about in more detail here) is just one example of a cloud storage service service that you can use, as there are many others such as Dropbox , OneDrive , iCloud Drive etc. I’ll explain in this detailed guide how to share links using such services: I’m sure it will come in handy.
Create video links on Facebook
Social networks are becoming your daily bread and would you like to find out how to link to a video on Facebook ? No problem: the procedure is very simple. I will use an Android smartphone to explain how to do it, but the procedure is almost the same on iPhone, iPad and PC.
First of all, you must have posted the video you want to get the link for: to do this, just tap on the Photo / video icon under the “What are you thinking about?” and follow what you will be asked (I have explained everything in detail in this guide).
In this regard, I remind you that, before publishing your content, you can choose between various levels of privacy to make the video visible only to you, to friends, to all contacts except those excluded, or to a personalized list. It goes without saying that if you set the privacy to Only me , the video will not be able to be seen by anyone else.
In any case, once the video has been published, click on the icon with the three horizontal dots at the top right and select the Copy link item . Afterwards, all you have to do is paste the link via message or wherever you think is most convenient.
Please note that you can also share the videos of other users in the same way , since the procedure does not change. I just remind you that, again for privacy reasons, you might see videos that maybe other people can’t see (as a friend of the author on Facebook): in this case, therefore, getting the link will be of little use.
Create video links on Instagram
Creating a link to a video on Instagram is not too different from what we saw for the procedure related to Facebook . Before starting, however, I remind you that on Instagram you can make your profile private and that, if you had to choose this option, you will not be able to share videos, either through links or in other ways, with anyone who is not your follower.
Furthermore, as for the stories, you know well that some can be made visible only to close friends and that, therefore, you may find yourself in the situation where you see content from other profiles that your contacts may not see.
That said, creating a video on Instagram is very simple, as I’ll explain in detail in this guide. In this other study, however, I have described step by step the procedure for publishing a story . Finally, if you intend to publish a reels , I recommend this tutorial. They are all tools that allow you to post videos, so knowing them will help you learn how to use Instagram better. We now come to the creation of the link.
From a smartphone, when in the Instagram app for Android or iPhone you see a movie that interests you, tap on the icon with the three vertical dots at the top right and select the Copy link item from the screen that opens. Procedure completed! All you have to do is paste the link where you find it most convenient.
The same goes for the stories : once opened, the icon with the three vertical dots is always at the top right; tap it and always select Copy link . Nothing different regarding the reels : you can find the icon with the three vertical dots at the bottom; tap us again in this case and select once again the Copy link item that appears on the next screen.
The procedure from the PC is the same: the difference is that the icon has horizontal but not vertical dots . Click on it and you will always see the menu where you can select the Copy link item . Don’t tell me it was hard!
I will link video to your YouTube
Are you looking for directions on how to link to a video on YouTube ? No problem. Here too, pay attention to the various privacy settings : when creating a video on YouTube, you can choose whether to make the video public or private , or whether to set the privacy on the item Unlisted , which means that they will be able to see yours. content all those who have had the link available. It goes without saying that a private video cannot be shared in any way.
That said, the process of creating links from YouTube doesn’t change much from PC or mobile. From a PC you can visit the video to link and copy its URL from the address bar located at the top, or click on the Share item below the video and then on the Copy option in the screen that opens. You can also choose to check the box next to the Start from item and indicate the minutes and seconds from which the video must start: in this way, whoever receives your link will start watching the video from that point.
From a smartphone or tablet, on the other hand, if you use the YouTube app for Android or iOS / iPadOS, tap on the Share icon , then on the Copy link item : you will have obtained the hyperlink you needed, ready to be pasted where you prefer.
Want to know how to link to a video you found on YouTube Music ? Very simple: open the video, tap on the icon with the three vertical dots at the top right, then select the items Share and Copy link .