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JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@simonwoods @til @help

I think this has been discussed before - is there a way to utilize markup to embed a video as part of the timeline ... no.

But if I wanted to embed an image that was clickable to take you to the video ... is that possible?

simonwoods
simonwoods

@JohnPhilpin try:

<a href="VIDEO-URL"><img src="IMAGE-URL"></a>

However, I'm sure I've seen videos in my timeline before. Just tested it and it didn't work as an .mp4 post via the web so I'm unsure of the exact parameters involved re: limits, different apps, etc.

simonwoods
simonwoods

@JohnPhilpin let's see if this works:

\<a href="VIDEO-URL">\<img src="IMAGE-URL">\</a>

simonwoods
simonwoods

@JohnPhilpin Unfortunately I have no idea how to easily share code in replies right now. Here instead is a link to the example.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@simonwoods Thankyou for the repeated tries ... and will experiment later. Will be great if it works.

help
help

@JohnPhilpin @simonwoods Yes, short posts that use a video tag will also show inline. When you attach a video with the iOS or macOS apps, it does that. (Sorry about the reply code escaping!)