Insert Stream (SharePoint) Link in PowerPoint

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Good Morning everyone,


and a Happy New Year, first of all!


We have recently started using MS Teams for Webinars we conduct with external customers.

As we are using PowerPoint Live for sharing slides, we would love to insert Stream (SharePoint) video links into our PowerPoints.

However, inserting Online Videos with a SharePoint link is currently not supported (see error message below). We can only insert Stream (Classic) video links - the drawback of that solution is that it does not work for external webinar attendees.


Are there any plans to allow the insertion of Stream (SharePoint) videos? Will those videos be accessible then to external users that do not have a Stream account within our own organization?


Thanks and best regards,

Max von Armansperg




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I don't think SharePoint is ready yet for hosting/embedding videos into PPT and as far as external access goes, that will most likely depend on your IT security settings.  Good Luck!@Max_von_Armansperg 

@Scott Tupper Thanks for your quick reply! Yes, we figured that Microsoft does not provide the ability to embed SharePoint videos into PowerPoint yet, unfortunately. I was just curious to see if by any chance any of their PM lurk around these forums and can give a response to our questions above.


The issue with Stream (Classic) is that you can never share Stream videos with external guests - even if you wanted to. At the moment, implementing a Stream (Classic) video into PowerPoint Live prompts external guests to create a Stream account, as they can't otherwise watch the video being played by the meeting host.


Our SharePoint settings allow sharing with external users, of course, so given that at some point they allow users to embed Stream (SharePoint) videos into PowerPoint Live, we are curious to hear if sharing such a slide where a video is played via MS Teams would work for external guests then.