Videos

Camille Ricketts
Mar 14 '19 · 3 min read · 468 views
Add and play videos directly on your Notion pages with embedded video players 🎥 Notion supports a variety of streaming services, including YouTube and Vimeo. For instance, here's how an embedded YouTube video looks on a Notion page:

Examples

For your independent productions, you can upload a video file to play in our custom player. Here's how it will look:

Embed a video

Anywhere on your Notion page, you can add a video from any streaming service that offers embed links. There are a couple ways to do this:

Create a video block

  • Click the + that appears to the left when you hover over a new line. Choose Video and press enter.
  • You can also type /video and press enter.
  • In the menu that appears, select Embed Link, then paste the video's share URL from the streaming service and click Embed video.

Turn a URL into a video embed

  • On a new line, paste a video's URL from a streaming service.
  • In the menu that appears, choose Create Embed.

Add your own video file

You can upload your own video files to play in our custom player. Notion offers two ways to add a video file:

Create a video block

  • Click the + that appears to the left when you hover over a new line. Choose Video and press enter.
  • You can also type /video and press enter.
  • In the menu that appears, select Upload, and choose your video file.

Drag and drop

  • You can also drag your video file into a Notion page from your desktop or a folder on your computer. Notion will automatically convert it to our custom video player.

Resize a video

You can adjust the height and width of videos to suit the style of your Notion page:
  • Hover your mouse over the video, then drag the black bars that appear on the sides.

Arrange videos

  • Use drag-and-drop to move videos around your page. Hover over your video, then use the ⋮⋮ icon that appears as a handle to drag it.
  • You can also drag and drop videos into columns.

Add a caption

Captions can help you provide more context about your video.
  • Hover over the video and click ••• at the top right or ⋮⋮ on the left. You can also right click on the video itself.
  • Select Caption and enter whatever text you want.
  • You can format your caption with bold, italics, colors and other styles available for standard text in Notion.

Comment on a video

You can leave a comment on a video, just like any other type of content block:
  • Hover over the video and click ••• at the top right or ⋮⋮ on the left. You can also right click on the video itself.
  • Select Comment, and enter whatever you have to say or ask about the video.
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Tip: Tag your workspace collaborators with @ to notify them of comments intended for them specifically.

Replace your video file or embed

If you make updates to a custom video, you'll want to replace the file on your Notion page:
  • Hover over the video and click ••• at the top right or ⋮⋮ on the left. You can also right click on the video itself.
  • Choose Replace.
  • Upload the new file.

Play a video in full screen

To view your video at the size of your screen, you can expand it in two ways.
  • Hover over the video and click ••• at the top right or ⋮⋮ on the left. You can also right click on the video itself. Select Full Screen.
  • If it's a YouTube embed, click the dashed square icon at the bottom right of the video.

Delete a video

  • Hover over your video and click ••• at the top right or ⋮⋮ on the left. You can also right click on the video itself.
  • Choose Delete.

FAQs

  • Is there a limit on the size of video I can upload?
    On Free Plans, the limit is 5MB. For paid plans, there's no limit!
  • Can I justify videos to be left/right/center aligned?
    Notion doesn't have traditional alignment options at the moment. For now, you can align content left or right by creating a new empty line under it, then using the ⋮⋮ icon to drag it to the left or right to the content. If you drag it to the left, your content will move right, and vice versa. You're essentially creating a new empty column that you can also resize.

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