Embed videos from Google Photos or Drive on your blog or website

Embed videos from Google Photos or Drive on your blog or website


Hi I’m Peggy K. Today I’m going to show you how to get the code to embed videos that you’ve uploaded to Google Drive onto your blog or website. This also works for videos that you’ve backed up or uploaded to Google Photos, because those videos can be accessed in Google Drive as well. First find the video you want to embed on your blog or website and double click to open. Then click the “More actions” menu icon at top right and select “Share”. You need to make the video visible to the public or to anyone who has a link. To do that, on the share with others box, click “Advanced.” On the Sharing Settings, if it shows the video is Private, only you can access, click “Change”. Then on the Link Sharing screen change it to “Public on the web” or “Anyone with the link” then click “Save”. Confirm that the sharing settings are correct and click “Done”. Then click the More Actions menu icon again and select “Open in a new window”. With your video in the new window, click the More Actions icon again, and this time select “Embed item”. You can then copy the embed code and paste it into the HTML of a blog post or on your website. If you want to add the video to a Blogger blog post, make sure you switch from “Compose” to “HTML” before pasting in the embed code. If you found this video helpful, click my channel icon to subscribe for more creator tips!

27 thoughts on “Embed videos from Google Photos or Drive on your blog or website

  1. Seems like Google doesn't understand the phrase "If it isn't broke, don't fix it" as usual. I wasted about an hour uploading photos/videos only to find out they randomly no longer allow Google Photos integration into Drive.

  2. OMG So useful. I'd never guess that it'd take opening the video in a new window. Strange procedure. Thanks a lot for help!!! <3 <3 <3

  3. Hello Peggy, Thank you for the video. Can this embedding method work for embedding video onto my Business Facebook?

  4. This should be applicable to a form as well. I will try to do it. The embedding was the part that I did not know I could do. I knew I could use the link but that is not as professional and organic as embedding.

  5. Note: as of July 10, 2019, Google Photos will no longer automatically sync photos and videos with Google Drive. Any images that were synced from Google Photos before that date will remain in Drive as a separate copy.

  6. hi, thanks for the video. but when i click play, it says there is a problem viewing the video and ask users to download the file

  7. I've been using this method of embedding since I found this (thank you!) but now with the changes in Google Photos and Drive, I can't access the videos from Photos through Drive to change the share permissions and generate the embed code. Any way to do that?

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