Automatically creating podcast episodes for YouTube can be difficult for most people. Wavve strives to make automatically posting podcast episodes to YouTube easy. All you need is to connect a Wavve account, a YouTube account, and a Zapier account.
How can I automatically post podcast episodes to YouTube?
There are two main Zaps to consider when setting up your automation. You can choose one or both depending on your needs:
Zap with the Trigger being a podcast host publishing your podcast episode or you dropping a file or clip into a cloud folder. The Action is then to Create a Wavve video audiogram in your Wavve account.
Zap with the Trigger being a video created in Wavve (completed). The Action being to then post it to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, SocialBee, or whatever social media posting program also works with Zapier.
After #1 is setup, or you manually create a Wavve video in your Wavve account with the right tags, Zap #2 can automatically post your podcast episode to YouTube. Yes!
Zapier is a platform that creates automation between web applications without using any programming. An automation workflow in Zapier is known as a Zap. This article will pick up on Zap #2 to explain how to create Zaps to automatically post podcast episodes to YouTube that have been already turned into video via Wavve.
More information about Zapier can be found here.
How do I configure Zapier to automatically post podcast episodes to YouTube?
To automatically post podcast episodes to YouTube with Zapier, follow the directions below.
First, log into your Zapier account. Once logged in, start the process to create a new Zap.
After starting the process to create a new Zap, Zapier will prompt you with a wizard to create that Zap. In the trigger search box, search for and select Wavve.
After selecting Wavve as the event to monitor, click the Trigger Event box and choose Video Created. Then click Continue.
If you have not connected your Wavve account to Zapier, Zapier will prompt you to connect your Wavve account to Zapier now.
After linking your Wavve account to Zapier, or if your Wavve account is already linked to Zapier, the account connection step in Zapier will now look like this:
Click the Continue button.
The next step in Zapier to create a Zap to automatically post podcast episodes to YouTube will be to choose which tag you want to monitor in Wavve.
After creating a video in Wavve, you can add a tag to your video from the page to download your videos. Typically, these tags are used to help organize and filter videos in your Wavve account. However, we will use the tags with Zapier, so Zapier will know which podcast episodes to post to YouTube. We highly recommend using a unique tag for this purpose. We use the tag simply called ‘YouTube’ for our own accounts. You MUST have a video tagged with the tag you would like to use in Zapier before creating your Zap.
Choose a tag from Wavve in Zapier in your Zap event trigger:
Now, test your Zapier trigger.
If all goes well, you should see a message from Zapier that they found a video. Once you see that message, click the Continue button again.
Next, we will create the action for your Zap in Zapier once the Zap is triggered. Use the search box in the next step in Zapier to search for YouTube.
After selecting the object for the Zap rule to act on (selecting YouTube), next, choose the option to upload a video.
Next click Continue.
If you have not connected your YouTube account to Zapier yet, Zapier will prompt you to do that. Click on the Sign In to YouTube in Zapier and follow the directions.
Once your YouTube account is connected to Zapier, your Zapier screen should look like this:
Click the Continue button.
Finally, you need to configure your Zap with the YouTube video information like its title and video description.
As an example, I selected the following options for my Zap:
Pay careful attention to the Video field. You MUST use the Public Download URL option for your Zap to work.
After configuring your YouTube action, click the Continue button. The next screen will let you test your Zap. Click the button to test your Zap and post your test video to YouTube.
If all goes well, you should see this screen:
Finally, click the Turn On Zap button.
That’s it! Any video you create in Wavve and add the tag you choose above to your video will automatically be posted to YouTube.