Embed videos into your toots?


Facebook and Twitter are great because you can upload videos and you can play them without having to leave their site. I understand why Mastodon doesn’t allow you to upload videos to other peoples servers. But what about an embeded video feature?

Something that when you post it, you can actually watch the video without having to leave. Has this been in the works at all? This would be a great feature for sites like Soundcloud as well. Or pratcially any embeded media.

Since a link looks ugly in the post. But an actually video with its thumbnail looks elegant, and the thumbnail alone can entice others to watch the video.


Wrong start, try again :smirk:


You can both uploads videos and embed other site’s videos in your posts.


Thanks for your reply.

How do I embed a Youtube video per say.

When ever I post a link it just shows the hyperlink.

Do I just use HTML and it automatically it embeds it? I haven’t seen any other users do this.