Shortcode: ^video()

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


Parameter Sample Value Description
url "" 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("")
+ [*] youtube [*]
- Here's our latest Youtube video: ^video("")


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 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 does not natively unfurl video files, unless they are Youtube links.
Video files:
Youtube links:
  • 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:
  • Our web widget now supports video files.