Shortcode: ^video()

Add a video file or a Youtube link to your response.

^video(url)

Parameter Sample Value Description
url "https://fakeuploadbucket.com/myaccount/vlog-january.mp4" Required. A URL to the video file you want your bot to respond with. Surround with double quotes.

Example Usage

+ latest vlog
- Our latest vlog is here: ^video("https://fakeuploadbucket.com/myaccount/vlog-january.mp4")
 
+ [*] youtube [*]
- Here's our latest Youtube video: ^video("https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvTRZJ-4EyI")

Details

Ensure that the URL you are using is actually a URL to an video file (with a valid extension) and not a website that contains an audio file. The only exception to this are Youtube videos as shown in the example above.
Platform Notes How It Looks
Facebook
  • Facebook opens the video file in a native video player.
  • For Youtube links, we generate a generic template to allow users to visit the link on Youtube
Video files:
Youtube links:
Slack
  • Slack does not natively unfurl video files, unless they are Youtube links.
Video files:
Youtube links:
SMS/Twilio
  • Twilio only supports sending over a limited number of MIME types for video. See the full list.
  • If a requested MIME type is not supported, we recommend sending the video url within a ^link() shortcode instead.
  • Youtube links are sent as links and may render differently depending on your phone.
Video files:
Youtube links: