Since you have found a very interesting video on the Web, you would like to share it with your friends using applications like WhatsApp or Telegram. Within this new tutorial today we will find out together how to get the URL of a video in a very simple way by following the very practical steps.
How to find the URL of a video on YouTube
Do you want to share a video published on YouTube with your friends, the popular video streaming platform from Google? This can be done very easily.
If you are on a computer, you just need to make a single click on the address that appears in the browser address bar and use the key combination Ctrl + C (Windows) or Cmd + C (macOS) to copy it. At this point, head to the point where you want to paste the URL (eg a chat on Facebook, WhatsApp or Telegram) and use the Ctrl + V/Cmd + V key combination to paste it.
Alternatively, you can take advantage of a feature integrated by Google in its YouTube, accessible by pressing the Share button just below the video player. Once pressed on the button, the window Share a link containing the URL of the video (which can be copied by simply pressing on Copy ) or the various links to the most famous websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to make direct sharing will appear.
If you have smartphones and tablets, instead, you can simply copy the link of a video on YouTube using the official application. So, when pressed on the preview of the clip, click on Share and choose Copy link to copy the link or click on the icons of the various applications proposed to proceed with direct sharing (eg Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Skype, WhatsApp, Messenger and so on).
How to get the URL of a video on Facebook
If you found a video published on the popular social network, Facebook, you can retrieve the URL in a very simple way. If you are on a PC, open the default browser, connect to the home page of the social platform and log in to your account.
Then, go through the News section until you find the video you want and then click on the publication date just below the name of the page or the person who shared it. In this way you access the page dedicated to the movie.
From here you just need to follow the procedure indicated in the previous chapter, that is, press once on the link in the address bar and use the key combinations Ctrl + C/Cmd + C and Ctrl + V/Cmd + V to copy and paste the address.
If your intention is to share the clip on Facebook, even on a friend’s diary or on a page, then click on the Share button (next to Like and Comment ) and choose Share Now, Share … , Send as a message, Share on a friend’s wall or Share on a Page depending on your needs. The same procedure applies also if you’ve found a video through the field Search for Facebook.
Through the application for smartphones and tablets, you can copy the link immediately. Once identified, you simply need to press on the 3 horizontal dots at the top right of the post and choose Copy link from the menu that appears.
How to get the URL of a video on Instagram
If you want to copy the link of a video posted on Instagram, you can do it just as easily. If you are on the computer and exactly on the main Instagram screen, you need to click on the 3 dots at the bottom right of the post containing the video and choose Go to post from the small menu that appears. At this point, you have to do practically the same procedure as for Facebook and YouTube, that is, copy and paste the URL in the browser’s address bar.
Through the official application of Instagram, instead, you can get the URL of a video by pressing on the 3 vertical dots at the top right (corresponding to the user name that published it) and choosing Copy link from the menu that appears. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the Share link, Share on WhatsApp or Share on Messenger options to share directly.
How to get the URL of a video on Twitter
If you have found a video published on Twitter, then in this case it is necessary to copy the tweet link as it is not possible to do the operation on a video directly. From your computer, you need to locate the video, press the down arrow (located on the top right) and choose Copy link from the Tweet. The same steps can also be made from the official application of the popular celestial social network.
How to get a video URL via Mozilla Firefox
If the website you visited (containing the video) does not have a button to perform direct sharing or you can’t get the address, you can take advantage of a feature integrated into the popular Mozilla browser, Firefox.
That said, right-click on an empty spot on the page and choose Analyze item from the menu that appears. A little below will appear a screen containing a series of HTML codes relating to the page. From here, you can simply search for the link to the video you are watching.
As an alternative, you can take advantage of the excellent Video DownloadHelper extension that allows you to take the URL of the video. Connect to the extension download page, press the + Add to Firefox button and choose Install from the alert shown at the top left.
At this point, click on the Play button of the video to play it and then press on the Video DownloadHelper icon at the top right. Through the window displayed, press the arrow pointing to the right in correspondence with the website name and choose Copy address from the menu shown. All you have to do is paste the URL in your favorite place to send it.
How to get a video URL via Google Chrome
Just like Firefox, Google Chrome also implements a feature that allows you to retrieve a video URL. So, click with the right mouse button on the video you wish to share and choose Inspect from the menu that appears. Now, through the HTML code of the site, identify the address of the video.
Alternatively, you can take advantage of the Video DownloadHelper extension already for Firefox that works in virtually the same way.
How to get a video URL via Safari
If you have a Mac and use Safari as your default browser to surf the Internet, you need to press the Safari menu at the top left, choose Preferences from the menu that appears and then activate the Show Development Menu feature in the menu bar through the Advanced tab.
After that, right-click on the video and choose Inspect item from the context menu. Also in this case the HTML code will appear in which you will have the possibility to recover the URL.