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How NOT to embed youtube video?

I want to add a video(-s) to a trello card's comment as a link without embedding it.
But every time i tried it, it just automatically embeds it.

It's a huge problem when you want to add links to multiple videos and all of them become embedded! 

2 answers

For those still looking for the best way to do this, like I am, I've found that this works:

  1. Paste the video URL in the comment without "https://". Example: ""
  2. Save the comment. → Video not embedded.
  3. Edit the comment and add "https://" before the URL. Example: "".
  4. Save the comment. → Video still not embedded, but URL changes to the name of the video.

great, thank you!

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Mike Atlassian Team Feb 09, 2018

Hi Michael,


There sure is! If you drop the http(s):// at the beginning of the link, Trello will not pick that up in the same way, and will not embed the video!

It still previews the video. This is a massive annoyance and a huge oversight and UX error the Trello team has made

@Mike  I would like to add my experience here too.

What you suggested did work, provided that the youtube URL was written without http(s) protocol when the comment was first written. Editing the comment after the preview was attached did not help. If you want to strip the preview from existing comment, there currently seems to be no option to do so. In fact, even if you delete the URL in the said comment, the attached preview still persists. One must delete the comment to remove the embedded video, which might not be a feasible option.

It would help if user could either control whether or not to attach preview, or be able to edit them afterwards. For example, Slack offers the latter.

Now, this I think is a bug: when the comment has a markdown denoted code block  which includes youtube URL, Trello unexpectedly picks it up and tacks embedded video to the comment, despite the text URL not treated as a link. This is really annoying in case of things like bug report, since the video content is not the concern here, and only adds distraction.

Please provide capability to control the auto video embedding.

Like Iryna Tretiakova likes this

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