How to upload one video to multiple social media sites at once

How to Upload One Video to Multiple Social Media Sites

Ron asks: How can you upload one video to multiple social media sites at once? I have a video I would like to distribute to sites such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Dailymotion? but don’t want to upload all separately. Thanks!

Uploading one video to multiple social media sites one at a time can quickly turn into a time-consuming and tedious process as you have to go to each video sharing platform individually and upload your video to one after the other.

And if you start more than one upload at the same time in separate browser tabs to make things more efficient, these uploads compete for your upload bandwidth, making each one slow down significantly.

Note that each social platform is different — it has different audiences and people interacting with video in different ways — so in many cases, it’s best practice to publish different video cuts optimized for each platform.

With that said, we found three services that can help you upload one video to many of the popular social video sites with one click – saving you the hassle of individual uploads and avoiding slow parallel uploads altogether!


Overview: Vidoctopus is a video distribution and sharing manager that seeks to make life easy for marketers, advertisers, content creators, brands and anyone who wishes to upload videos to multiple social media platforms and channels in one go.

Strong features suite integrates most popular social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo and more. It’s also designed and caters the needs of video teams to collaborate without any hassle and efficiently with cloud storage integration like Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.

You just need to upload once and let Vidoctopus take care of the rest, helping you save your precious internet bandwidth, time, energy and effort. Mass video uploading has never been easier. One videos manager to fuel up your social media feeds!

Pros:  Uploads to all of the top video sharing sites: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Vimeo.

Interface is simple.

Scheduling is easy.

Cons: All looks good but as of this writing we were not able to register an account to start using!

Price:  The free versions enables you to upload 5 videos a month. Premium allows you to distribute unlimited videos for $1.99 a month.

Buffer for Video

Overview: With Buffer for video, you can upload a video once, on your schedule, and share it to multiple social media networks at the time that’s right for you and your audience. Drop your video into the Buffer composer window or choose the file you’d like to upload, and Buffer will do the rest!

You can add to your queue or share your video at any time during the ‘Preparing Video’ step. Once the video finishes uploading you can choose your favorite thumbnail, give your video a title, and add your message. Now you’re ready to share or schedule to any and all of your social media profiles!

Pros: By far one of my favorite features on Buffer is the ability to customize posts for different social media accounts. This makes it easy to start with the same base post and then optimize it for each platform.

Good list of social channels to connect to: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twittter

Cons: Expensive analytics: The upgrade you need to access your analytics is quite expensive, and I have come across other tools that provide the same or even more for a lesser priced plan.

No Media Library: The one feature I have found on another social media planning tool that I wish Buffer had is a media library. This allows you to upload videos you aren’t using right away to have them readily available when you do decide to use them. This is not a feature in Buffer.

Price: Buffer pricing starts at $15.00 per month. There is a free 14-day trial.


Overview: Vimeo expanded the ability to publish videos as native posts to social destinations like Facebook and YouTube.

Because platforms tend to favor native uploads, publishing natively boosts your videos’ visibility, and helps you succeed wherever you choose to distribute videos. Instead of having to upload videos to each social account, you can publish from your Videos page in a couple clicks. Plus, you can track stats for your social posts right from your Vimeo stats dashboard.

Pros: Publishing to social platforms is different than simply sharing the link on those platforms, in that the video is uploaded as a native video, making the experience seamless for your viewers.

No additional fees for getting statistics.

They make it easier for you to track the analytics and engagement of your video on each particular platform right from a dashboard in your Vimeo account. After you’ve published a video to social, go to your Video Manager and navigate to Analytics > Social to views, likes and comments and how it’s performing overall.

Cons:  Video Manager won’t show analytics for videos shared on Twitter. You’ll be able to see certain engagement analytics on Twitter’s side, which will include retweets and likes but not video analytics.

The Vimeo videos do not appear on search engine results.

Price:  Publishing to social is available for Plus ($7), Pro ($20), Business ($50), and Premium members ($75) to share their videos directly on social platforms.

Overview: An online software that makes posting videos to social media easier. It helps you distribute your video across multiple platforms with just a few clicks.

Also depending on where your videos was published, helps you automatically transfer them to the largest social platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter, Dailymotion and the cloud (Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive). It is fully automated (set it and forget it)

Pros: Upload your Facebook videos to YouTube. It can be live or pre-recorded videos. Upload your video to Facebook, Twitter, Dailymotion, Vimeo, and more from Google Drive or Dropbox UYou can also publish videos to social media from cloud (Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive).

Your video is long and you want to post only one part? With our platform, you can cut it before you post it.
By the way, you can transform your video to GIF and post it to social media.

You can add watermark to video before uploading it to social media.

Once your video is ready, you can publish it immediately or scheduled it at a specific time.

Cons:  No analytics or search engine results for videos.

Price:  Subscription fee ranging from $13 to $109 (U.S.) depending on the time plan you select.

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