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Add YouTube and Other Videos to Square Online

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Adding videos to your website can add visual appeal and make your site more engaging. In Square Online, you can add videos in a variety of ways. You can upload your own video file, embed a video directly from YouTube or add videos from other hosts using embeddable code.

Note: Web accessibility is an important aspect of designing a website that’s accessible to as many people as possible, particularly those with disabilities or impairments. Learn more about web accessibility for Square Online sites for more tips on managing your videos.

Upload Your Own Videos

Square Online’s direct video uploader provides a fast and easy way to add more media to your site without the distraction of third-party links and advertisements. All common video file types are supported with a maximum of 100 MB per video.

To upload a video file directly to your Square Online site:

  1. From your Square Online site editor, open the page where you want the video added.

  2. Select + Add > Section and choose Video.

  3. Choose Custom as your video source and upload your video file.

  4. Adjust other settings, such as video loop and automatic playback, as needed.

  5. Complete any other edits and select Publish to see the changes live.

Embed Videos from YouTube

To embed videos on your Square Online site from YouTube:

  1. From your Square Online site editor, open the page where you want the video added.

  2. Select + Add > Section and choose a Video.

  3. Choose YouTube as your video source and enter your YouTube embed code.

  4. Complete any other edits and select Publish to see the changes live.

If you’re using YouTube to host your video, you can add subtitles to your videos or use automatic captioning for videos in several languages. Automatic captioning is typically based on speech recognition, so it may not provide perfect results, but you can review and edit the captions once the video has been processed.

Learn more about how to add subtitles to YouTube videos or use automatic captions on YouTube videos in Google’s support centre. You can also learn more about translating your Square Online site.

Embed Videos from Other Hosts

If you have videos you want to add from a different host besides YouTube, you can also add those videos with embeddable code. To do so:

  1. From your Square Online site editor, open the page where you want the video added.

  2. Select +Add > Section and choose an Embed code section to embed videos from other hosts.

  3. Select the section and add your video’s embed code in the editing panel.

  4. Complete any other edits and select Publish to see the changes live.

Learn more about adding embed code to your website for more information on adding third-party content to Square Online.

Video Backgrounds

Video backgrounds for sections aren’t supported at this time. Consider using a high-quality GIF as a section background to add animations to your content. Learn more about images and backgrounds in Square Online.

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