YouTube Help & Support

  • How to Get Started with Youtube on Zapier
  • Popular Things to do with Youtube on Zapier
  • Common Problems with YouTube

How to Get Started with Youtube on Zapier

About YouTube's Integration

  • Admin/owner permissions: Requires Manage your YouTube account and Manage your YouTube account permissions
  • Paid/versioned account: N/A
  • Custom field support: N/A
  • Partner’s documentation: N/A

Connecting with YouTube

When you start creating a YouTube Zap, you will be asked to connect your YouTube account.

Click to connect YouTube

You’ll now be asked to log into your YouTube account (unless you are already logged in).

YouTube Login

You'll then be asked to grant Zapier permission to access your YouTube Account.

YouTube authorization

If all steps were successful your YouTube account will now be successfully connected.

YouTube connection successfull

Popular Things to do with Youtube on Zapier

  • Send new YouTube videos in a channel to a Facebook Page

    YouTube + Facebook Pages

    Try It
  • Upload new Dropbox files to YouTube as videos

    Dropbox + YouTube

  • Send new YouTube videos in a channel to Slack

    YouTube + Slack

  • Publish YouTube video from Google Drive

    Google Drive + YouTube

  • Tweet new videos in a YouTube channel

    YouTube + Twitter

  • Upload new Instagram media to YouTube as videos

    Instagram + YouTube

Common Problems with YouTube

My videos aren't being found by the New Video in Channel trigger

YouTube provides a "Human Readable" web address for a channel, such as:

In order to find the Channel ID to put into the field here:

Click the "Videos" link/tab/section in YouTube, and then look at the web address in their browser. You should see something like this in the URL:

Copy and paste the characters between "channel/" and "/videos" (in this example, UCa4RU443sQ17CW6xg_uWJfQ) into the Channel field in Zapier.

My Zap can't find a video even though I know it exists

Videos that are private or unlisted cannot be used, we can only pick up videos that are set to public and can be watched by anybody!

SoftTimeLimitExceeded Error

The process of downloading the video (from the origin), and uploading it to YouTube must finish within 180 seconds (three minutes), otherwise, our system will cancel the process. We suggest compressing your video in order for it to be uploaded properly.

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