How to Send Video from YouTube on an iPhone

Have you ever tried to describe a video to someone but struggled to do so?

This can be difficult, and the easier solution is to let them watch the video themselves.

But describing the name or way that you found the video could be difficult, so you might be looking for a simpler solution.

Our tutorial continues below with additional info on how to send a video from YouTube on an iPhone.

How to Share a Video from the YouTube iPhone App

  1. Open YouTube.
  2. Find the video to share.
  3. Tap the three dots.
  4. Choose Share.
  5. Select Messages.
  6. Enter the contact name and tap Send.

Our guide continues below with additional information on this topic, including pictures of these steps.

The opportunity to share things that we find entertaining or intriguing is a great aspect of owning a smartphone and connecting with friends and family.

YouTube, Google’s massive video service, is one location where you might find something that someone else will appreciate.

On your iPhone, you may share a YouTube video by opening the YouTube app, picking a video, tapping the Share icon, selecting the Messages option, inputting a contact name or number, and clicking “Send.”

YouTube has a massive archive of original videos, and even the most devoted YouTuber is unlikely to have viewed them all. This creates an environment in which people are constantly sharing links to amazing content.

Smartphones are one of the most popular places to watch YouTube videos. Therefore, the option to send a YouTube link directly to the text message app on a smartphone is incredibly simple. You can also use this sharing option when sending an iMessage or a text message.

The instructions in this post will show you how to send a YouTube link through a message using the YouTube app.

Related: You can read this text message article to find out more about the “Delivered” notification that appears below some of your messages.

How to Text a Link to a YouTube Video

The steps in this section were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 16 operating system. I am using the most current version of the app that was available when this article was written.

Step 1: Open the YouTube app on your iPhone.

open YouTube

Step 2: Find the video that you would like to share with someone else.

find the video to share

Step 3: Tap the three dots to the right of the video title.

tap the three dots

Step 4: Select the Share option from the menu.

how to send video from YouTube on iPhone

Step 5: Touch the Messages option.

Note that there are some other sharing options here that you could use instead.

tap Messages

Step 6: Enter the contact name or phone number into the To field at the top of the screen, then touch the send arrow next to the YouTube link.

enter the contact name and tap Send

Now that you know how to send a video from YouTube on an iPhone, you will be able to easily share useful or interesting videos with your friends and family.

How to Share a YouTube Video from Safari

The steps in this section discuss sending YouTube video links if you are watching the video in the Safari Web browser instead of the YouTube app.

Step 1: Open Safari.

Step 2: Go to and find the video that you want to share.

Step 3: Tap the Share button.

Step 4: Choose the Messages option.

Step 5: Enter the contact name or number, then tap the send arrow.

This guide continues below with additional information on sharing iPhone YouTube videos.

More Information on Sending YouTube Videos on an iPhone

It is important to note that the display of a YouTube video in a message chat will change based on the type of conversation.

If you’re in an iMessage chat, you’ll see a preview of the video as well as the title. In a typical text message, however, you will only see the link.

When you share a YouTube video through the app, it adds some extra text before the link. You are free to erase that text before sending the message if you like.

When you click the “Share” button, all of the sharing choices offered are feasible possibilities for transmitting a video to someone else. There are several ways to share a YouTube video with someone else using a social networking platform or email.

If you have a video that you took with your iPhone camera and want to transmit it via text message, hit the Share symbol on the video in your Pictures app, then select the Messages option.

Please keep in mind that some of the videos on your iPhone can be rather large, so this may take some time to upload and may consume a significant amount of data if you share the video while connected to a cellular network.

When it comes to cellular networks, watching YouTube videos while connected to one might consume a significant amount of data. If you watch a lot of YouTube, it’s a good idea to keep track of your data usage by visiting your cellular provider’s website on a regular basis.

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