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Provide a way to embed videos in answers

Is it possible to add a video in the answers on Stack Overflow?

I think I saw this in some answers a few months ago, but how do they do it?

Do I need an special tag?


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No, you cannot embed videos in posts.

You can link to YouTube video pages if you wish. Though I urge you to consider if such a link is really necessary. We like to keep answers on SO as self-contained as possible.

  • 5
    You can on Arqade, though.
    – hammar
    Aug 28, 2011 at 3:46
  • 4
    Here's an example.
    – Jeremy
    Aug 28, 2011 at 4:33
  • Self contained and elaborate. So, wouldn't it make more sense if an answer can be demonstrated with a simple example in action and screen recording youtube vid and including it in the answer inline and not just as a link (Along with the explanation text)?
    – AnBisw
    Oct 4, 2012 at 4:31
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    A video can explaing better than typing in some contexts, although typing will make the question or answer indexed by searching engines. A combination of both could be an option.
    – Ricardo
    Mar 18, 2015 at 18:19
  • I tried making a tortal video and posting it with a description. It has been deleted. It probally looks like spam.
    – jamie
    Jan 22, 2017 at 15:01

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