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Using YouTube with Squarespace

You can add a social icon that links to your YouTube profile page. You can also add YouTube videos to your site with the Video Block or as a Cover Page background video.

Note: If you don’t have a YouTube account, sign up here.

Display a YouTube social icon

To display a social icon:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Settings.
  2. Click Social Links.  
  3. Add your YouTube profile link. 
  4. Check Show Social Icon
  5. Click Save

For more detailed steps, visit Adding social links.

After linking to YouTube, the social icon will automatically display in most templates, but not all of them. You can also add social icons using the Social Links Block

Add a YouTube video to your site

You can display YouTube videos in Gallery Pages, Gallery Blocks, and in a Video Block on Layout Pages and blog posts. This is a great way to embed your videos on your site without using third-party widgets. For more information, visit Adding videos to your Squarespace site.

You can also use YouTube to add a background video to a Cover Page. This creates a looping visual background without sound, customizable with various filters and overlay effects.

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Using YouTube with Squarespace