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On my YouTube account, I use scheduling of uploads a lot. The problem is when I do this IFTTT won't "see" my uploads. The only thing that it looks for is when you upload something publicly, and not when you upload something and then schedule it.

A similar question is this one: How to autoshare uploaded YouTube videos to Facebook fan page? but the IFTTT recipe solution there does not work for scheduled uploads.

I love IFTTT, but if I would have to use another service to catch my scheduled uploads for posting it to FB, then so be it. My IFTTT recipies would then catch the FB post and share it on my other social accounts.

Does anyone know how to do this?

  • possible duplicate of How to autoshare uploaded YouTube videos to Facebook fan page? – Alex Oct 1 '14 at 14:42
  • @Alex are you serious about that comment? My own text "A similar question is this one: How to autoshare uploaded YouTube videos to Facebook fan page? but I have already tried the solution, and it didn't work." wasn't enough to point out that I HAVE visited that page, and that this is in fact an another situation? – Squazz Oct 1 '14 at 18:20
  • Well, honestly, unless you explain why/how your circumstances are different than in that other question we still end up with a duplicate. If the solution offered in the other question no longer works (assuming it worked in the first place) then that answer needs to be downvoted and possibly removed. – ale Oct 1 '14 at 21:55
  • Also, the text from Alex's comment is automatically added on a vote-to-close-as-duplicate. It's not intentionally snarky. – ale Oct 1 '14 at 21:58
  • Okay, now that I'm off my phone and on a desktop screen, I've read your question more closely. This isn't a duplicate. You're specifically asking about scheduled uploads rather than direct uploads, which the IFTTT solution in the other question apparently doesn't handle. – ale Oct 1 '14 at 23:56
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IFTTT can't handle sheduled published videoes. Their support clarified this for me when I contacted them.

The free service Zapier, on the other hand, can solve this problem for you. I modified this zap a little: http://zpr.io/GTQz (the link is now broken) and it works like a charm.

Now I have Zapier zap a link from YouTube to my Facebook every time a shedueled video goes live.

I do not know how the mechanics of each service is set up, but I think the reason why Zapier handles the scheduled videos well, is that it checks a specific user every 5th minute, and doesn't rely on some kind of trigger from YouTube.

  • the link is dead – johndpope Feb 12 '17 at 9:41
  • @johndpope I no longer have access to the zap I created (changed job), so I cannot provide a new link. My apologies, hope you find a solution – Squazz Feb 12 '17 at 21:12

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