What is a shareable link for YouTube?
The shareable link for YouTube is the direct link (or URL) that you can send to people so they can tune in and watch your LIVE video.
Do I have to share the link for people to be able to tune in?
No. Subscribers to your channel will get notifications when you schedule the video in LIVEpigeon (if subscribers have their notifications turned on).
How to get the shareable link from YouTube:
Step 1: Go to your YouTube Studio
Go to your YouTube channel and in the top right corner, click on the drop-down menu. You will then select “YouTube Studio”. This will take you to a new screen.
Step 2: Find the content in your channel
On the left-hand side menu panel, you will select “Content”. This will take you to your channel’s content.
Step 3: Go to the live content on your channel
The default is set to show you the uploaded videos, so you will have to select “Live”. All of your upcoming, scheduled LIVEs will be listed in the top portion.
Step 4: Find the extended menu options
Place your cursor over the snapshot of the video and several tools will appear. Click on the 3 vertical dots at the far right. This will bring up a pop-up menu.
Step 5: Get the shareable link
Click on “Get shareable link” and start sharing!
By clicking on the words "Get shareable link" it will automatically copy the link so all you have to do is paste it where you want to share.
- Set up a custom thumbnail first to have a more professional look. Click here for the custom thumbnail instructions.
- Share the link to other social media platforms to get more viewers notified about your LIVE.