Creating Social Media Publishing Destinations

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Video Cloud
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Studio User
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Share Using Brightcove Social

In this topic you will learn how to create publishing destinations using Brightcove Social.

A publishing destination is a social media account/page that you wish to publish Video Cloud videos to. Before you can publish videos to social media accounts using Brightcove Social, you have to create at least one destination. Destinations can be created to publish videos to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

This topic contains the following sections:

Creating a YouTube destination

Create a YouTube destination when you want to publish videos to a YouTube channel. To create a YouTube destination, follow these steps.

  1. Open Brightcove Social.
  2. Click Destinations in the left navigation.
  3. Click Add Destination.
  4. Click Sign in with YouTube.
  5. You will be prompted to login to your Google account (if not already signed in). If you have multiple accounts, make sure you login to the account associated with your YouTube channel.
  6. A dialog will open requesting permission to manage your YouTube account. Check the upper right of the dialog to confirm you are using the correct Google account. If not, use the drop down to select the Google account you want to distribute videos to. Click Allow.
  7. Give the destination a unique, descriptive name. Click Add.
  8. Basic information and the destination defaults will be displayed. Click the appropriate Edit button to edit the destination name or to edit the destination defaults.

    Note: With YouTube destinations, it is possible to dynamically assign the privacy setting using a custom field associated with the video. For information, see Setting the Privacy Status for a Video.

  9. Click Destinations in the left margin and confirm that the destination appears in the list of destinations. The value below the destination name is the destination id.

Click the Destination Name to edit the destination. Click the link in the Channel/Page column to open the YouTube channel in another browser tab.

Creating a Facebook destination

Create a Facebook destination when you want to publish videos to a Facebook page. Note that videos can only be distributed to Facebook pages, not personal profile pages. To create a Facebook destination, follow these steps.

  1. Open Brightcove Social.
  2. Click Destinations in the left navigation.
  3. Click Add Destination.
  4. Click Sign in with Facebook and then click Next.
  5. A dialog will open requesting you to log into your Facebook account. Enter your credentials and click Log In.
  6. A dialog will open confirming that Brightcove Social will receive your profile info. Click Continue.
  7. A dialog will open confirming that Brightcove Social will be able to manage and publish your pages and access your Page and App insights. Click OK.
  8. Give the destination a unique, descriptive name. If you have multiple Facebook pages, select the page to publish to using the dropdown list and then click Add.

    Note: You can't publish videos to personal profile pages.

  9. Basic information and the destination defaults will be displayed. Click the appropriate Edit button to edit the destination name or to edit the destination defaults.
  10. Click Destinations in the left margin and confirm that the destination appears in the list of destinations. The value below the destination name is the destination id.

Click the destination name to edit the destination. Click the link in the Channel/Page column to open the Facebook page in another browser tab.

Creating a Twitter destination

Create a Twitter destination when you want to publish videos to a Twitter feed. To create a Twitter destination, follow these steps.

  1. Open Brightcove Social.
  2. Click Destinations in the left navigation.
  3. Click Add Destination.
  4. Select Sign in with Twitter and then click Next.
  5. You will be prompted to login to your Twitter account and authorize Brightcove Social to use your account. Login to the account you want to post videos to. If you are not prompted to login, you may be logged into a Twitter account. Make sure you are logged into the correct account before proceeding. Click Authorize App.
  6. Give the destination a unique, descriptive name. Click Add.
  7. Basic information and the destination defaults will be displayed. Click the appropriate Edit button to edit the destination name or to edit the destination defaults.
  8. Click Destinations in the left margin and confirm that the destination appears in the list of destinations. The value below the destination name is the destination id.

Click the destination name to edit the destination. Click the link in the Channel/Page column to open the Twitter account in another browser tab.

Editing the destination name

Once a destination has been created, the destination name can be edited. It is also possible to configure destination defaults.

To edit a destination name, follow these steps:

  1. Open Brightcove Social.
  2. Click Destinations in the left navigation. A list of destinations will appear.
  3. Click a destination name. The destination details will be displayed. In this case, a YouTube destination is being edited.
  4. In the BASIC INFO section, click Edit.
  5. Enter a new destination name.
  6. Click Save.

Setting destination defaults

Once a destination has been created, destination defaults can be configured. The destination default values will be used as the default video properties when publishing videos to social platforms.

To set destination defaults, follow these steps:

  1. Open Brightcove Social.
  2. Click Destinations in the left navigation. A list of destinations will appear.
  3. Click a destination name. The destination details will be displayed.
  4. In the DEFAULTS FOR THIS DESTINATION section, click Edit.
  5. The destination default video properties will vary based upon the platform:
    • YouTube - For a description of the YouTube video properties, click here
    • Facebook - For a description of the Facebook video properties, click here
    • Twitter - For a description of the Twitter video properties, click here
  6. Click Save.

Deleting a destination

To delete a destination, follow these steps:

  1. Open Brightcove Social.
  2. Click Destinations in the left navigation. A list of destinations will appear.
  3. Click the destination name to delete.
  4. The destination details will be displayed. Click the delete icon () and then click Delete to confirm the deletion.

Note: The delete icon will not appear if there are Auto Sync jobs created that use the destination. You must remove the Auto Sync jobs before deleting the destination.

Reconnecting to a destination

Brightcove Social will display an error message if any destinations have issues.

An error icon () will be displayed next to the destination name. This can happen if the Brightcove permissions are removed from the social media account or when the credentials used when creating the destination are no longer valid. To resolve the issue:

  1. Click the destination name.
  2. Click the Reconnect link at the top of the page.
  3. You may be prompted to reauthenticate with the social media account.