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Setting Up Automation to Send Facebook Videos to YouTube

Ensure YouTube and Facebook Connections are Set Up
- If not done already, create connections for both YouTube and Facebook. Follow these steps:
- For YouTube:
- Go to the YouTube connection page.
- Click "Add Connection" and give it a name (e.g., "Handy's YouTube").
- If it's a new YouTube account or hasn't been used before, click the link to verify your YouTube account.
- Complete the verification process by answering a few questions.
- Click "Yes" and choose your YouTube account, then click "Allow."
- For Facebook:
- Go to the Facebook connection page.
- Click "Add Connection" and give it a name.
- Select your main Facebook account (personal profile or main profile).
- Continue with the login process.

Creating a Workflow
- Navigate to the workflow page.

Set Up the Workflow for Facebook to YouTube
- Create a new workflow with a clear name (e.g., "Facebook to YouTube").
- Select "Facebook" as the input source.
- Choose the type of video content you're repurposing (e.g., "Videos").
- Select the specific Facebook page from which you want to repurpose videos.

Configuring Video Upload Settings
- Leave the video as "Full video" for now, as you'll repurpose it to YouTube in its entirety.

Set Up YouTube Connection
- Choose your YouTube connection. By default, it will upload to your main YouTube channel without assigning it to a playlist.

Optional: Create a Dedicated Playlist (Recommended)
- If desired, create a playlist dedicated to the theme or topic of the videos. This helps organize content and increases exposure.

Save Workflow
- Click "Create Workflow" to save your settings.

Configure Workflow Settings
- Click on "Settings" to access advanced configuration options for the workflow.
- Review and adjust settings as needed. Be sure to consider:
- Video resizing options.
- Captions settings (usually "Disabled").
- Uploading an intro or outro video file (if desired).
- Call-to-action placement (usually "Before description").
- Adding relevant keywords for YouTube.

Setting Video Privacy and Category
- Set privacy to "Public" (or as desired).
- Choose a category relevant to your content (e.g., "How-to & Style").

Thumbnail and Subtitles (Optional)
- Enable options for using thumbnails and subtitles from Facebook, if applicable.

Email Notifications (Optional)
- Enable if you want to receive email notifications for video uploads.

Publishing a Video
- Click "Publish" to review video details.
- Title, captions, description, and keywords are automatically populated from Facebook.
- Ensure captions are set to "None" to avoid duplication.

Scheduling Video Publication (Optional)
- Choose to publish immediately or schedule for a specific date and time.

Review and Edit Published Videos
- After publishing, visit YouTube to review video details, including captions, description, and keywords.

Enabling Automation
- If desired, switch the workflow to "Auto" mode to automate video repurposing.

Controlling Automation with Hashtags (Optional)
- In settings, set videos to publish but specify certain hashtags. Repurpose will only process videos with those hashtags.

That's it! You've successfully set up the automation to send Facebook videos to YouTube. Remember to monitor the workflow and adjust settings as needed based on your preferences and content strategy.


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Updated on: 24/10/2023

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