Embed YouTube video into LinkedIn Posts

Embed YouTube video into LinkedIn Posts

LinkedIn posts are a relatively new beast but they’re getting really easy to use.

One aspect that is particularly useful is the ability to embed a video into your post:

LinkedIn post - Add Video button

This is what LinkedIn say they support:

LinkedIn post - Add Video embed

But when I take the unedited embed code from YouTube…

LinkedIn post - YouTube embed

…and paste it into the LinkedIn post, I get an error and no help!

LinkedIn post - Add Video embed error


How to Fix the Embed Code

Take your original YouTube embed code:

<iframe width=”1280″ height=”720″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/Vv5Tsa4v4jI?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

Change dimensions from 1280 x 720 to 588 x 330 (for 16:9 aspect ratio)

Delete [&amp;showinfo=0]

Paste the corrected code back to the LinkedIn embed form:

<iframe width=”588″ height=”330″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/Vv5Tsa4v4jI?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>


  1. Dave

    Thanks for this – thought I was going nuts – but you solved it…

  2. Chris Edwards

    That’s a huge help – Problem solved!
    Many thanks!

  3. Gary

    THANK YOU!!!!

  4. Ken

    Many thanks for this tip. Embedding had worked for me on LI and then it didn’t. Your solution is much appreciated.

    • YOUpresent

      You’re more than welcome Ken. Thanks for the feedback!


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