How to Embed a Video in Word

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This may be a pretty simple task if you are used to using a computer day to day, but I have been asked a number of times how to embed a video in Word.

The task is super simple and should not take more than a few clicks of the mouse.

Why embed a video in Word?

If you have written a document in Word and you want to embed some YouTube videos into it to further demonstrate what you are trying to show in the document?

This is usually the reason for having the requirement to embed a video in Word.

What do you need?

You really do not need much to carry this out, but you will need:

  • Fully working version of Word
  • The YouTube video URL that you want to embed
  • That’s it!

Step by Step Guide

For the purposes of this guide, I’m going to be using Word 2016 and a completely blank document, but you can do this in any part of your document.

First of all, go into your Word document and identify the location where you want to embed a video.

Once you have done that, click on the Insert tab on the top ribbon bar:

Microsoft Word Insert Ribbon Bar
Microsoft Word Insert Ribbon Bar

Then from the Insert tab, click on the Online Video button:

Microsoft Word Insert Ribbon Bar Online Video Button
Microsoft Word Insert Ribbon Bar Online Video Button

This will then bring up the Insert Video box. You will see a search text box with Search YouTube in it. Go ahead and paste your YouTube video URL into that box:

Microsoft Word Online Video Insert YouTube Video
Microsoft Word Online Video Insert YouTube Video

Then press the Enter key on your keyboard. This will then quickly search YouTube for your video and display it like the screenshot below:

Microsoft Word Insert Video Search Results
Microsoft Word Insert Video Search Results

Click the video thumbnail and then click on the Insert button:

Microsoft Word Insert Video Search Result Insert Button
Microsoft Word Insert Video Search Result Insert Button

This will then go ahead and insert the YouTube video into your Word document:

Microsoft Word Inserted YouTube Video
Microsoft Word Inserted YouTube Video

You have now successfully embedded a YouTube video into your Word document!

Test it out by clicking on the Play button, it will pop up and play for you.

Conclusion

Hopefully this simple guide was of use to you and has helped you out in embedding videos in Microsoft Word.

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