14.8. Embedding Videos in Looker Studio
Sometimes, a static report isn't enough to convey all the insights and explanations you want to communicate to your audience. Embedding external content like videos can provide further context, walkthroughs, or analysis in your Looker Studio report. In this lesson, we discuss embedding videos from various sources such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Loom.
How to Embed Videos in Looker Studio
To embed videos in Looker Studio, follow these steps:
- Click on the area of your report's canvas where you want to embed the video.
- Choose a URL embed component to insert the video.
- Input the video URL and configure the styling options (e.g., borders).
Considerations for Embedding Videos
There are security restrictions when embedding videos from domains like Vimeo or Loom. Be aware of the following:
- Vimeo: You may need to modify your settings to allow your video to be embedded on any website. Otherwise, the video may not appear due to domain restrictions.
- Loom: Ensure your video is accessible to anyone before embedding it.
When embedding YouTube videos, keep in mind that advertisements may appear at the end, which could be an undesirable feature for Looker Studio reports.
By enhancing Looker Studio reports with embedded videos, you can provide a more engaging and informative experience for your audience. This added layer of communication can help them better understand complex data, use filters or drill-down menus effectively, and gain valuable insights from your analysis. Always consider the advantages of including video content to enrich your reports and make them more valuable to your users.