Can't Add video link for a YouTube Short

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MelanyeP
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Why can't I include a video link to a YouTube short. Constant Contact won't recognize the link. (gives an error message) I've had this issue for months and always have to call in for help every time I build a newsletter. The help page has no procedures to cover this issue. First: How do I make this work? Trying to meet a deadline. Second: Will this eventually get fixed?

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William_A
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Hello @MelanyeP ,

 

Due to their nature, YouTube shorts aren't always embeddable in different video embedding functionalities. As with any video that isn't compatible with the embed.ly-coded video block, you're welcome to use one of the standard linking methods as a workaround:

 

Another potential workaround when it comes to adding a Shorts link to your video block is to replace the shorts/ part with watch?v= . For example https://youtube.com/shorts/J-mrNqVPEWM would instead be inserted as https://youtube.com/watch?v=J-mrNqVPEWM . This effectively forces the video into the normal YouTube video display on their site, rather than their newer made Shorts display, and works with the embed.ly functionality of the video block better. I was able to do this in my account with every shorts link I entered.


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William A
Community & Social Media Support

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William_A
Administrator
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Hello @MelanyeP ,

 

Due to their nature, YouTube shorts aren't always embeddable in different video embedding functionalities. As with any video that isn't compatible with the embed.ly-coded video block, you're welcome to use one of the standard linking methods as a workaround:

 

Another potential workaround when it comes to adding a Shorts link to your video block is to replace the shorts/ part with watch?v= . For example https://youtube.com/shorts/J-mrNqVPEWM would instead be inserted as https://youtube.com/watch?v=J-mrNqVPEWM . This effectively forces the video into the normal YouTube video display on their site, rather than their newer made Shorts display, and works with the embed.ly functionality of the video block better. I was able to do this in my account with every shorts link I entered.


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William A
Community & Social Media Support
BonnieP960
Campaign Collaborator
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I've also had this problem & want to know if Constant Contact will work with YouTube on finding a way to get YouTube shorts to embed in their emails. Short form videos are more popular now.

BonnieP960
Campaign Collaborator

The YouTube workaround William A. posted worked for us, but we ended up doing a 16:9 video and using it in our email instead of the square video that was in our YouTube shorts.

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