How to Find Your Video URL

We'll guide you through how to collect your video URL from Youtube, Facebook, and Vimeo for use on your Tithely site. 

Tithely Tip

We recommend using YouTube or Vimeo as your primary video source.


Video Tutorial: 

Note: Custom YouTube Links (or links to the channel)and live links do not work; you must use the unique link for your video.

  1. Navigate to the YouTube video you wish to add to your Tithely site. Check the URL by looking at the URL in your browser's address bar.
    Avoid 'Live' URLs: If the URL contains the word 'Live', this type of URL will not be compatible with your Tithely sermon. You'll need to obtain a different format, follow the instructions below. 
  2. Copy the YouTube URL from your browser's address bar, even if it includes the word 'Live'.

  3. Open a new browser tab and paste the copied URL into a new tab.

  4. Your browser will automatically update the URL to a compatible format. The new URL will look something like, where 'XXX' is a series of letters and numbers.
    Note: If your browser does not update the URL automatically, changing “/live/” to “/watch?v=” manually will work.

  5. Copy the modified URL. This is the correct URL you'll use for your Tithely site.

These instructions are walked through in the following video:


After you've uploaded your video to your Vimeo account, follow the steps below:

  1. Click the Share button (the paper airplane icon) on the video player.

  2. Click Share.

  3. Copy the direct video URL/link.

  4. Now you're all set to paste that URL/link into any Video URL field on your Tithely Site.


Facebook & Facebook Live

You must get the direct video link to your live stream or video.

Unfortunately, Facebook is complex and constantly changing how to get your video links. Because of this, we cannot help with Facebook Support related issues. Please contact Facebook Support if you need any further help with Facebook Live or Facebook Videos.

Please Note: Facebook also has the tendency to block certain videos from populating on your site without warning. A link will always be provided to view the video directly on Facebook, however, if this happens (see image below). This is out of our control and is ultimately at the mercy of Facebook. Therefore we recommend using YouTube or Vimeo as your primary source.

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