Facebook Disables Embedding Youtube Videos In Posts

Facebook silently disables embedding Youtube videos on timeline and pages, this has been happening since the start of 2017. You used to be able to just paste the video link into Facebook post and it will embed the video, users can play it directly from the post and never have to leave Facebook.

But now you cant do that even when you copy the embed code from Youtube’s share options.

This is their attempt to push users and page owners to use Facebook’s video platform instead, because you would never want your clients to exit your page and head to another website.

Will this work? I have witnessed an increase of videos using Facebook platform this year, which seems promising to Facebook, but if you are a content creator and you use Youtube as your main platform, you will have to kiss a portion of your viewer base goodbye or be forced to duplicate your content on facebook.