Use videos from the web in Pages and Numbers

Play YouTube and Vimeo videos right in your documents and spreadsheets on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.

Copy the Internet address (URL) of a video from the YouTube or Vimeo website, then add it to your document. You and those you've shared the document with can play the video right in the document. An Internet connection is required to play the video.

This feature might not be available in all countries or regions.

Add a video from the web in Pages and Numbers on iPhone or iPad

  1. Copy the URL of the video:
    • If you're using a web browser such as Safari, locate the video on the YouTube or Vimeo website, tap the URL in the address bar at the top of the page, tap it again, then tap Copy. Make sure the entire link is selected, such as “https://youtu.be/nnZeDt2c8Yo.”
    • If you have the YouTube or Vimeo app installed on your device, locate the video, tap the share button on the video, then tap Copy Link.
  2. In Pages or Numbers, tap in the document where you want the video to appear.
  3. Tap the Insert button , tap the Media button , then tap Web Video.
  4. Tap in the Enter URL field, then tap Paste. 
  5. Tap Insert.*

To watch the video, tap the play button  on the video in the document. You might have to tap play again. You can watch the video in edit view or reading view.

You can drag the video around the page to move it, and resize, position, and align the video like you can with other objects. You can also add titles and captions to the video.

* Some URLs copied from the Vimeo app might not work in Pages or Numbers. To copy the URL if you have the Vimeo app installed, search for the video using a web browser, tap and hold the video in the search results, then tap Copy. You can then add the video to your document.

Add titles and captions on iPhone or iPad

  1. Tap the video in the document, then tap the Format button .
  2. Tap Web Video, tap Title and Caption, then turn on the options you want.
  3. Double-tap the placeholder text, then type the title or caption. If the text doesn’t fit, drag the selection handles on the text box. If you don’t see selection handles, tap outside the box, then tap the text once.


Add video from the web in Pages and Numbers on Mac

  1. In a web browser such as Safari, copy the URL of the video:
    • Locate the video on the YouTube or Vimeo website.
    • Select the entire URL in the address bar, such as “https://youtu.be/nnZeDt2c8Yo.”
    • Choose Edit > Copy.
  2. In Pages or Numbers, click in the document where you want the video to appear.
  3. Click the Media button  in the toolbar, then choose Web Video. 
  4. Choose Edit > Paste, then click Insert.
    Supported video links that are pasted in your document or spreadsheet are inserted as web videos by default. To change this preference, choose Pages or Numbers > Preferences, then deselect the checkbox next to “Paste YouTube and Vimeo links as web videos.”

To watch the video, click the Play button  on the video in the document. You might have to click play again.

You can drag the video around the page to move it, and resize, position, and align the video like you can with other objects. You can also add titles and captions to the video.

Add titles and captions on Mac

  1. Select the video, click the Format button , then click Web Video in the inspector.
  2. Select the options you want to use.
  3. Double-click the placeholder text, then type the title or caption.

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