Twitter aficionados already know how to post a video on Twitter, but what about folks new to video sharing via Twitter? Unless you have someone showing you the ropes, it might not be as easy as you think to figure it out. Sharing videos on Twitter is popular, but it’s also one of the many things for which Twitter users must find a third-party service, though according to the latest scuttlebutt, Twitter is revamping their site to offer their own versions of many third-party applications. In the meantime, third party applications such as TwitVid and Twiddeo are your best options (unless, of course, you want to post your video to a site like YouTube and simply tweet a link. This is also an option favored by many tweeters).
- To post video on Twitter via TwitVid or Twiddeo (or most other third-party services) you’ll need to go to their respective websites first. Depending on the type of video you're posting, you may only have to do this once.
- Log in to the third-party application you have chosen via your Twitter ID. Locate the link to upload your video via phone, computer or webcam. In TwitVid, the link shows on the upper right side of the page after you log in. It’s a bright blue button that says “Tweet a Video.” In Twiddeo, you’ll be taken directly to the upload page after you log in.
- Follow the instructions to browse for your video file. Type the text you’d like to have appear in your tweet along with the video link.
- Click “Upload” in Twiddeo. For TwitVid, click “Tweet Video.” Ta-da! You’re video has now been shared with all of your Twitter followers.
Both services will offer you a unique email address so that in the future you can post videos on Twitter via email or SMS message. You won’t have to continually return to the website in order to tweet a video from your phone. Twiddeo even offers options to post non-streaming webcam videos directly to Twitter via its webcam page.
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