Want to share a YouTube video with your friends on Facebook? Sorry - you can’t do that any more.
Two billion Facebook users lost viewing access to over a billion videos sometime in the last few months.
Without asking users, and without any formal policy announcement, Facebook stopped playing YouTube videos, and those from Vimeo, Wistia, Vidyard and all other video-hosting platforms. Shared videos from these outside platforms do not play; instead Facebook displays the thumbnail image, linked out of Facebook to the video landing page. On Facebook, a YouTube video is no longer 'video' - it's just a hyperlinked picture.Read More