How to post a video on Steam using your YouTube account, and share gameplay on your profile

Casimiro PT/ShutterstockIt’s easy to post a video on Steam, but you can’t do it directly.

  • To post a video on Steam, you’ll need to upload it to a YouTube account, and then connect that YouTube account to Steam.
  • You can post multiple videos on Steam, and they will appear in the “Videos” tab on your profile.
  • When you post a video, you can also note what game it’s associated with, if any.
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It’s no secret that there are a million ways to post videos online, on a slew of different platforms.

Even Steam, the world’s largest digital gaming platform, allows its users to post gameplay videos of their favourite games.

Sadly, you can’t upload videos directly onto the Steam app from your computer.

However, Steam allows users to connect their YouTube channel to their Steam account, and add uploaded YouTube videos onto Steam. You can do this on both Mac and PC.

Here’s how to post a video on Steam using YouTube.

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How to post a video on Steam using your YouTube account

1. Open a web browser or mobile device and head to Youtube. If you already have a channel, upload a video (if you haven’t already done so) onto your YouTube channel. Make sure the video you want to post on Steam is set to “Public.”

2. On your computer, launch the Steam app, and log into your account if needed.

3. At the top of the Steam window, click your username to be brought to your Friend Activity page.

4. On the right-hand side of the page, click the button that says “Videos.”

Upload video on Steam Image 1Taylor Lyles/Business InsiderClick ‘Videos’ to access your account’s videos menu.

5. On the “Videos” page, click the “Link YouTube account” button and it will redirect you to a new page.

Upload video on Steam image 2Taylor Lyles/Business InsiderFirst-time users will need to link their YouTube account before posting videos.

6. On the next page, click “Access your YouTube videos.” A new window will appear and ask you to log into your YouTube channel.

Upload video on Steam image 3Taylor Lyles/Business InsiderClick ‘Access your YouTube videos’ to connect the account to your Steam page.

7. After you log into your YouTube channel, you’ll be presented with a list of your public videos. Click the checkbox next to each video to select which ones you want to add to your Steam account. When adding videos to your profile, you’ll also have the option to mention which game is featured in the videos.

Upload video on Steam image 4Taylor Lyles/Business InsiderClick the checkbox next to each video you want to upload.

8. Once you select the videos you want to add on Steam, click the “Add Video” button and the videos will be added to your Steam profile.

You can access your videos by heading to your Steam activity page or profile, then clicking “Videos” on the right-hand side of the screen, just like we did before.

Upload video on Steam Image 5Taylor Lyles/Business InsiderOn your Steam profile, find the videos uploaded to your account by clicking the ‘Videos’ tab.
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