How to add a Youtube video link? — TomTom Community

How to add a Youtube video link?

AndersNordhAndersNordh Posts: 277 [Supreme Navigator]
edited January 2019 in Forum feedback
Hi, it might be me that's stupid but I can't add a Youtube video link below, I just get a "The file doesn't match our accepted file types.".

The link looks like

Please advice,


  • dhndhn Posts: 33,363
    For a video, at the bottom of your post, there is a right arrow button. Click it and insert the url of the video within. Then post and you're asked if you want it in text. Say yes.
  • AndersNordhAndersNordh Posts: 277 [Supreme Navigator]
    Hi, exactly what I am doing, see my screen shot.
    What else can be done wrong i wonder ...?

    Have a good one!

  • MikkoKMikkoK Posts: 23,905 Retired Community Managers and Staff
    Hi Anders,

    Sorry for my late reply!

    Unfortunately, the short links don't work. Open it in YouTube and get the full link. You can embed that here on the forum.

    Cheers, Mikko
  • AndersNordhAndersNordh Posts: 277 [Supreme Navigator]
    MikkoK wrote:
    the short links don't work. Open it in YouTube and get the full link.

    Thanks Miko, found that out today actually when I added the latest creation ... ;-)

    Have a nice weekend,
  • HongleHongle Posts: 5 [Neophyte Traveler]
    Dear Paragon Vanguard!
    Thank you. I also don't know how to add a youtobe video link. I have followed your instructions and I have successed. Now, I know how to add a link. It is really simple.
  • Focus DriverFocus Driver Posts: 39 [Master Explorer]
    If you have a YouTube short link, such as:

    ...all you need to do is replace the initial part of the URL (everything except the video ID) as follows:

    That said, it would be much more user-friendly if the forum software were updated to accept short links.
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