How to Add a YouTube Video to a LinkedIn Update and Have It Play Inside (video demo)

I found a lot of help explaining how to insert a video into my LinkedIn profile via a Google Docs or presentation. But I couldn’t find anything on how to insert a YouTube video inside a LinkedIn Update (not just a link). Via AutoShare on YouTube, my new uploads get tweeted, and my tweets feed into LinkedIn (via Settings), but I also wanted the option of republishing a video update later.

WAY ONE: When you’re on the video watch page on YouTube, you can click Share, More to expand the options, and choose LinkedIn.

WAY TWO. I recorded a quick video below (after the graphic). The issue was finding the right URL to the video that worked (there are several instances of a video URL on YouTube, but the one in the instruction below is the only one I tried that worked). UPDATE: I’ve gone back and tried the other instances of the URL (browser bar, etc.) and everything worked.

  1. Find the video you want on YouTube, right-click on it, and click Copy video URL.
  2. Go to LinkedIn, create a new update, and click Attach a Link.
  3. Paste the YouTube URL in the Add URL box.
  4. Click Attach, Share

That’s it! See the video demo below if you need more help.

Video Demo

Here’s a video to step you through it. Let me know if you know of a better way or have a question…leave a comment here or on YouTube. Thanks!





  1. Thanks Peggy for this simple, yet hard to find solution. Can you post a link, or write about how to add a video to your LinkedIn profile? thanks

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