Play a YouTube video in a clean browser window in Teams, Zoom, or Google Meet

When you want to share a YouTube video in a Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or Google Meet meeting and you don’t want to show the ads and rest of the YouTube default interface, the video below will show you how to create a web page that has just the YouTube video embedded in it. This allows you to share a browser window that just plays the video.

Playing a video from YouTube in a browser instead of embedding the video in a PowerPoint slide allows you to start and stop the video where you want and to show the closed captions from most YouTube videos.

The starting code for the web page is below the video if you want to copy the text.

Starting code for the web page



<title>Video name</title>





By Dave Paradi

Dave Paradi has over twenty-two years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written ten books and over 600 articles on the topic of effective presentations and his ideas have appeared in publications around the world. His focus is on helping corporate professionals visually communicate the messages in their data so they don't overwhelm and confuse executives. Dave is one of fewer than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams communities. His articles and videos on virtual presenting have been viewed over 4.8 million times and liked over 17,000 times on YouTube.