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Need help on how to get a you tube vid on here

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PortiaCastis Mon 01-Aug-16 00:45:51

Im using an android tablet and am at a loss on how to transfer a you tube vid onto Mn. Can one of you lovely people tell me how to do it. Sorry I'm a dimwit !

PortiaCastis Mon 01-Aug-16 13:47:07

Bumpity Bump.
Could someone please advise me ?

Destinysdaughter Mon 01-Aug-16 13:49:39

Copy the url at top of page the video is on and paste it here? Works for me on iPhone.

PortiaCastis Mon 01-Aug-16 13:51:26

Thank you I'll try that. Grateful for you taking the time to answer.

tribpot Mon 01-Aug-16 13:54:26

Yes you don't transfer the video, you just want to put the web address of the video into a post, presumably.

In the Android YouTube app, click on the 'Share' button, it's the right-pointing arrow. In the list of 'share' options will be 'Copy Link', looks like one rectangle in front of another rectangle. Now go into your MN post and long press in the box where you type the post and select 'Paste'.

Destinysdaughter Mon 01-Aug-16 13:55:36

No probs, I've had to ask about loads of things like that!

PortiaCastis Mon 01-Aug-16 14:03:01

Thanks tribot yes I want to transfer a song with the lyrics written as they'll be very helpful to a poster who is in a bit of a crisis.

PortiaCastis Mon 01-Aug-16 14:06:17

Thought I'd better add the song is Holes by Passenger. The guy has a great view on life.

tribpot Mon 01-Aug-16 14:15:49

Are you wanting to copy and paste the lyrics from here: and then also post a link to a YouTube copy of the video, or just a link to a copy of the YouTube video that has the lyrics in, like this one:

PortiaCastis Mon 01-Aug-16 14:23:58

Yes a copy of the video with the lyrics but to be a bit more awkward I need to send it in a PM as the poster is in contact with me privately and is distressed. I have suggested the relevant MH and money crisis agencies. It's just I feel the lyrics are very good and may help.

tribpot Mon 01-Aug-16 14:29:13

No, it's the same. You just need the web address and you put it in the PM. If you long press on the web address in my post above, you should get a menu that looks like this, you want copy link address.

PortiaCastis Mon 01-Aug-16 14:35:29

I've managed to do it. Thank you so much for all your help and I'm sure it will be of help to the poster.

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