YouTube Integration

Bring YouTube into Shortcut with this link preview integration. Users can paste videos from YouTube to see real-time videos in markdown editors, including comments. The YouTube Integration requires no set up - it should work out of the box with any shareable link from YouTube.

With this integration you will be able to:

  • Embed YouTube videos in Shortcut stories, comments, Epics, Objectives, Iterations, and Docs

Use Cases

  • Planning:
    • Better support of planning - providing video embeds would keep product and engineering planning + work in sync
  • Are you using Shortcut Docs for technical documentation? Maybe you want to be able to add explainer videos.

How it Works

Using the YouTube Integration in Text Fields:
1. Copy the YouTube video link using the "Share" option on the YouTube video page

2. Paste that link into any of these text fields in Shortcut:

  • Story description and/or comment
  • Epic description and/or comment
  • Objective description
  • Iteration description
  • Shortcut Doc (To come in the near 
  • Project description (if applicable to your Workspace)

3. Preview or save your change - your YouTube URL will show as an embedded preview of the linked YouTube video:

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Using the YouTube integration in Docs:

1. Copy the YouTube video link using the "Share" option on the YouTube video page.

2. Paste that URL link into a Doc in Shortcut.

3. Your YouTube URL will show as an embedded video:

  • You can use all the normal functionality of a YouTube video in your browser.
  • Dragging your mouse and highlighting the video will allow you to create a comment thread.

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