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With the Animoto Embed block, users can embed their own Animoto video which you have created on your Animoto account. Users need an account to create/customize your own video and embed it to your post. A user who does not have an Animoto account can play the full video from the post. 

Embedded Animoto Video

Steps to Embed a video from Animoto

1. Find the video URL on Animoto

Open your video which you can find to your Animoto Account > My video area and click on the Share button.

2. Click on the “Share” icon

 From the share tab, click on the link icon which will open a pop-up window.

3. Copy the link of theAnimoto video

Click on the “Copy to Clipboard” button to copy your video link easily.

4. Add the Animoto Block from the Block list

Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.

5. Paste the video link in the URL box

6. Click the “Embed” button

If it’s a link that can be successfully embedded you will see a preview in your editor.

If you use a URL that can’t be embedded, the block shows the message “Sorry, this content could not be embedded.” You will have two choices: Try again with a different URL or convert to link.

Block Toolbar

Besides the Mover and Drag & Drop Handle, the Block Toolbar for the [service] embed shows four buttons:

  • Transform to
  • Change alignment
  • Edit URL, and
  • More Options. 

Transform to:

The Animoto embed can be transformed to a group. This gives the ability to change the background color around the Animoto embed.

Editor view of an Animoto Embed as a group with Color Settings controls
Animoto embed with a blue background.

Change Alignment

  • Align left – Make the Animoto post left aligned
  • Align center – Make the Animoto post alignment centered
  • Align right – Make the  Animoto post align right
  • Wide width – Increase the width of the post beyond the content size
  • Full width – extend the Animoto post to cover the full width of the screen.

“Wide width” and “Full width” alignment need to be enabled by the Theme of your site. 

Edit URL

Via the edit URL, you can change the Animoto Embed URL in the embed block. Overwrite the existing URL and click on the “Embed” Button.

More Options:

Hide Block Settings

The Hide Block Settings option hides (or shows) the Block Setting panel in the editor’s sidebar.


Copy can be used to copy a selected block and then you can paste it wherever you want in the editor.


Duplicate can be used to duplicate selected block.

Insert Before

Insert a new block before the selected block(s).

Insert After

Insert a new block after the selected block(s).

Move To

If you select Move To, you will get a blue line inside your content, you can then use the arrows to move that line up and down to where you want the selected content to be moved into, hitting return on your keyboard at that point moves the block to that position.

Edit as HTML

The Edit as HTML option allows you to modify the HTML code of the embed block.

Add to Reusable blocks

Using the Add to Reusable blocks option lets you add the selected block to a list of reusable blocks, so you can use them on other posts or pages as well.


Select the Group option if you want to create a group of blocks and treat them as a unit. You can for instance add a common background color or other blocks to the group.

Remove Block

With the Remove Block option, you can delete the selected block from your content.

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Block Settings


The advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and style the block as you see fit.

The advanced section lets you add a CSS class to your block.

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  • Updated 2020-09-04
    • Screenshots updated to 5.5
  • Updated 2020-08-18
    • Replaced “More Options” – new screenshot
    • Added “Move To” and “Copy” section under More Options
  • Update 2020-08-10
    • fixed graphics, captions, removed residue from the template.
  • Created 2020-07-05

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