Embed a Video in Yammer Post

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One of our enterprise client using Yammer for their organization. Now, they would like to add the video post in Yammer. So we tried to post the video embed code in yammer post using API as well as Direct post form in yammer but the post displaying the embed as text without convert into player. Also I tried with MicrosoftStream and Youtube embed code, these two working fine. 

How to place our own video embed code(HTML5 Player code) in Yammer Post? 

If it's not support by default, will you allow for our Enterprise client as like Youtube?

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I'm not a developer, but I'll try to help as nobody else is responding. Microsoft has to do things on the backend to allow embedding videos from websites like YouTube and Stream. My assumption is that all Yammer networks are making use of the same code on the backend. Adding support for additional sources would mean adding the code for all networks. I would understand if they added support for popular websites such as Vimeo, but adding support for a custom solution that only 1 customer uses doesn't really make sense to me. 

 

Have you tried formatting it in the same way as with YouTube or Stream? Again, I'm not a developer, so I'm not sure if that would work or not. You might also have tried it already. The recommendation would be to use Stream or use the API to attach the video to the post. Lots of video formats are supported in Yammer. The latter off course will result in duplicates as you already host the video somewhere else. It won't result in additional costs as you don't have to pay for storage in Yammer, but I'm not sure if this will remain the same as Yammer gets integrated into O365 (files will eventually be stored in the library of the connected team site in O365 connected Yammer groups). Another thing you could try is to at least show the thumbnail and description, similar to what you see when sharing a video from Vimeo. Don't think this really helps you as you probably have to start making use of Stream if you really want the video embed to work. 

@Pooya Obbohat Exactly right. Just upload your video to Microsoft Stream (stream.microsoft.com), publish it to your organisation and then put the sharing URL into your Yammer post. Yammer will pick it up perfectly and people can watch it directly inside your post. You can even remove your initially postet url and replace with text you like. Just my $0,02