YouTube integration coming soon

Today we pushed our latest update onto the staging server for testing. This latest update adds a simple method for adding YouTube videos to the news releases created with PressRoom.

A new tab has been added to the release editor tabstrip for videos

A new tab has been added to the release editor tabstrip for videos

Clicking on the “Add Video button on the videos page, opens the new YouTube browser/search dialog.

YouTube Browse/Search Dialog

The dialog defaults to listing the current most popular videos on YouTube.

The dialogue allows you to search for videos by keyword and preview them by clicking on the thumbnail image.

Search results with a previewed video.

Search results with a previewed video.

If you have your own YouTube account and want to be able to find your own videos easily, you can enter your YouTube username in the service accounts page.

The video dialog will now default to listing the videos from your own account. The public videos are still available by clicking on the tabs at the top of the dialog.

Listing only videos from your own YouTube account

Listing only videos from your own YouTube account

In the “My Videos” view, you can still use the search box to search within you own videos by keywords. This will be particularly useful if you have a large collection of videos.

a search within "My Videos"

a search within "My Videos"

Videos which have been added to a release work in the same way as images, they appear as thumbnail images in the media section of the published release. Clicking on the thumbnail opens the video in an overlay allowing the video to be viewed.

A video viewed as part of a news release

A video viewed as part of a news release

We hope to release this functionality onto the live system early next week following a period of testing. I’ll post more details when the update is live.

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