So you want to share an awesome video but you don’t want to deal with having to create a YouTube account, upload your video, and then embed it from there to your blog post(s). The easier version would be to share from your Google Drive. Follow the steps below on how you can have your posts be even more amazing with your personal touch of videos!
Upload Video to Google Drive
So with your existing Google account sign into your Drive and then proceed to upload the video you want in your post. (If you don’t have a Google account, GET ONE NOW!) I like to upload all my videos for posts to a specific folder that I created in Drive, this just keeps me better organized with all the other files that I have in my Drive.
PRO TIP: If you have videos on your phone that you want to share but don’t want to email them to yourself to upload from your computer if you download the Google Drive app to your phone it makes uploading way easier.
Getting the Embed Code
Next, you’ll want to double-click on your video file, this will have a preview of it pop up. In the preview screen, you’re going to click on the three dots in the upper right-hand corner and click “Open in New Window.”
In the new window that was opened, click on the three dots in the upper right-hand corner again. Click on “Embed Item.”
A pop up with the embed code will come up. Simply copy that code that is given.
Finally, go into the post where you want the video to go then change the editor to Text (code editor) from Visual. This is where you want to paste the embed code. Once you paste the code into the post you can preview the post and if you like it you’re done!
I hope this post was easy to follow helps you with sprucing up your posts with your videos. If you found it helpful please share!