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How to Make a Large Video into a Link

Last Updated: Nov. 22, 2020

When you encounter some interesting online videos, you can copy and paste the video’s URL and then share. What if there is a video on your computer or phone, how to share a video via link, especially a large video?

No need to go through complicated processes. Here in this post, we will show you how to make a video into a link via different tools. Check them out and decide which method is the best.

Method 1. Create a Link for a Video via Social Media

If you can share a link of other people’s video, you can upload a video to any social media platform and then share with others. The problem is, others may also be able to see the video. If you find this way lack of privacy, please refer to method 2.

The most frequently used social media platforms to create a link for video are YouTube and Facebook.

Create a Link for a Video on YouTube

Log in your YouTube account, upload your video to YouTube. YouTube has no limit on video length. Just wait patiently until your video is uploaded successfully. By the way, remember to make the video public. A private video can’t be shared via a link.

After uploading, click on the Share button below the preview window. Paste the video’s URL and send it to your friends.

Make a Video into a Link on YouTube

Make a Video into a Link on YouTube

Create a Link for a Video on Facebook

Facebook provides more options to share. You can share a Facebook video’s URL to your timeline, your friend’s timeline, or personal Facebook message or even outside Facebook realm to those without Facebook account.

Click on the Share link beneath the video, a link will be generated. Select the preferred way of sharing, then choose a recipient. You are done!

Make a Video into a Link on Facebook

Make a Video into a Link on Facebook

Method 2. Create a Link for a Video via Cloud Services

Cloud services do more than just storing your files. After uploading videos to any cloud services under a folder, you can share it via a link. This method is safer, We will take Dropbox and Google Photo as an example.

Create a Link for a Video with Dropbox

Sign into Dropbox and then find the video file you want to share. Hover over the file and click the Share button that appears. Paste the link to an email, chat window or whatever you use to communicate.

Make a Video into a Link on Dropbox

Make a Video into a Link on Dropbox

Create a Link for a Video with Google Photo

Visit photos.google.com and select the video you’d like to share with shares. Click on the Share button on the top right corner, then click on Get Link. Paste the link and then share.

Bonus Tip: How to Compress a Video So That It’s Easier to Share

If you are still struggling with privacy issues, then compressing your video and sending it directly would be a better option. Among all video compressors, FlexClip’s video compressor can reduce your video size effectively and maintain video quality at the same time.

All you need to do is visit https://www.flexclip.com/tools/compress-video/ and upload your video, select a desired compressed quality and video resolution, you can get a compressed video for sharing in seconds. Give it a try now!

FlexClip Video Compressor

FlexClip Video Compressor

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to create a link for a video. Both social media platforms and cloud services can help you make a URL for a video. If you worry about privacy issues, try to compress your video and then share directly via FlexClip. Easy, effective and free!

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