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Inserting Videos

River Sloane Updated by River Sloane

Adding videos to your docs can make them more engaging. With HelpDocs you can quickly insert a video by grabbing its URL or embed code and pasting it into the editor 📹

Inserting a Video by URL

  1. Head to the video you want to insert
  2. Copy the URL from your browser
  3. Click the Block icon in the toolbar
  4. Click Embed Block
  5. Paste in the URL
  6. Click Embed
👁️ Click the eye icon to preview your video to check it's the right one
To embed by URL your video will need to be publicly listed

Inserting a Video by Embed Code

We might find it difficult to locate your video. In this case you'll need to find the embed code for your video.

  1. Head to the video you want to insert
  2. Under the video you should see a button called Share or Embed
  3. Copy the Embed code which should start with <iframe>
  4. Click the Blocks button
  5. Click Embed
  6. Click Insert Embed Code
  7. Paste the code into the box under HTML Snippet
  8. Click Insert HTML

Inserting Wistia Videos

Inserting a Wistia video? You'll need to use the fallback code not the standard embed code.

If you're looking to embed a Wistia video on HelpDocs you'll need to do things a little differently. The code you receive should look like this:

<iframe src="//" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" class="wistia_embed" name="wistia_embed" allowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" webkitallowfullscreen="" oallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen="" width="620" height="349"></iframe>
<script src="//" async=""></script>

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