If you paste a link it should embed the media right in the chat (Gif, mp4, youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud etc.)
The team has not made a decision on whether to move forward with this feature. We will update when we have new status to share.
Just started using stream for some internal training videos and was disappointed to see that linking to the Stream video in a teams post shows a generic Stream link. It should absolutely pull through the thumbnail, title and description from Stream so teams users have an idea of what they're clicking on and whether the content is relevant to them.
This needs to be added!
Let's get moving with this feature! We're in a time where online team engagement is key. Visuals are everything when it comes to active engagement. Gif's are nearly a thing of the past. I want to embed our short and sharp engagement videos that have sound into our channels. Streams is great, but if team members can't see what their clicking too, they will be turned off.
Make this small improvement happen!
The decision on whether to move forward on this should have been "yes" ages ago.. :(
Why would you have a Microsoft media creation tool if you can't use it embaded in a wiki ecosystem!? It's 2020 folks, online video was the new thing 15 years ago already!
WAV files were previewing before and now they are not, only MP3, I can't change the rest of the system to use MP3, is there a way to reinstate WAV support?
Jen Shedden commented
Hi, I wish to add my voice to the need to have an easier way to embed videos (iframe) to Teams. I am use to using Yammer which is way more intuitive and visually appealing. Both Yammer and the YouTube app are not available at my workplace which makes it challenging to engage my Change Champions globally with such a static page. Uploading Media seems like a basic and easy to add function - I can't believe this conversation started in 2016!
Do it please
I see MS Teams as an aggregator that pulls together all sorts of things into a unified context... media needs to be delivered in the context of the thread whenever practical.
David Adams commented
For those just interested in just embedding Stream Videos - check out here: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/35692132-stream-videos-in-teams-thread
An all-encompassing embed media feature would be very nice too :-)
Andrew Quee commented
Four later and still nothing done. C'mon MS join us in the new millenium with new video formats. GIFs are 30 years old and outmoded.
Carlos Augusto commented
Yes, please incorporate this. And embed a preview/title thumbnail of a video link from stream into teams.
We would like to be able to drop an embed code from our own video service (Planet eStream or Vimeo) into a Teams channel conversation. Currently these both produce an iframe. It would be great to be able to copy that into a conversation and have the video play in the same way that YouTube and Stream do. Thank you.
Embedding gifs works but not video, please fix this
Addam Boord commented
Why is it that every feature I need from one Microsoft product to another ends up being a highly request feature that is missing and has a forum request with years of other angry people wanting the same thing. I'm a freaking software engineer and I can't for the life of me understand how it takes you guys years to get s#$t done. But like everyone else, my complaint will fall on deaf ears. SMH
It would be great if we could embed MS Forms into Chat? This would allow polls in meetings, without have to drop into another Teams tab or learn/use Polly.
Please do this so we can use Teams in educational settings.
Daniel Caballero commented
It is surprising that this is issue has been under review longer than a year and a half. As @Liam has pointed out, not having embedded video means that the audience etiher:
- Completely disengages from the content the Wiki is trying to show them.
- Search for the video on the tabs or link and loose track of what they were doing initially, effectively disengaging them again.
Either way, not having embedded videos defeats the purpose of the wiki to contain all data in a single place and engage the audience.
- Tutorial pages for explanation of processes, where a video is much more useful that having dozens of screenshots. The text part is still needed to provide context and a cohesive presentation. I.e.: Wiki for HR related activities in a company, such as how to book holidays, fill in your performance review and so.
Voting for this since I'm perplexed as to why you can't embed a Stream video in a post. Yes, I get that you can add it as a channel tab, but sometimes you want people to see a video without making it a channel tab. If people have to click through to see the video that decreases the chance they'll watch it.