Can I Upload a Video to Webflow?

If you’re wondering whether you can upload a video to Webflow, the answer is yes! Webflow allows you to seamlessly incorporate videos into your website, adding an interactive and engaging element to your content. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of uploading a video to Webflow, so let’s get started!

Uploading a Video

Before we dive into the steps, it’s important to note that Webflow supports various video formats such as MP4, MOV, and AVI. Make sure your video is in one of these formats before uploading.

To upload a video to Webflow, follow these simple steps:

  1. Step 1: Log in to your Webflow account and navigate to the Project Dashboard.
  2. Step 2: Select the page where you want to add the video or create a new page.
  3. Step 3: Click on the “Add” button in the top toolbar and choose “Video” from the dropdown menu.
  4. Step 4: A modal will appear where you can either upload your video file or paste a link from external hosting platforms like YouTube or Vimeo.
  5. Step 5: If you choose to upload a file, click on the “Upload” button and select the desired video from your computer.

Note: Uploading large videos may take some time depending on your internet connection speed. It’s always recommended to compress videos before uploading them for faster loading times.

Pasting Video Link

If you decide to paste a link instead of uploading a video file, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Copy the video link from platforms like YouTube or Vimeo.
  2. Step 2: In the Webflow modal, select the option to paste a link.
  3. Step 3: Paste the video link in the provided field and click on “Add Video”.

Webflow will automatically fetch the video and display it on your website. This method is convenient if you have already uploaded your videos to these platforms and want to embed them directly without hosting them on Webflow.

Styling and Customization

Now that you’ve successfully uploaded a video to Webflow, let’s explore some styling and customization options:

  • Captions: You can add captions or subtitles to your videos for accessibility purposes. Webflow provides options to include captions, which can be added during the upload process or edited later in the settings.
  • Playback Controls: You can choose whether you want to display playback controls such as play/pause buttons, volume control, and progress bar. These options are available in the settings panel of your video element.
  • Autoplay: If you want your video to start playing automatically when the page loads, enable the autoplay option in the settings.

Cross-browser Compatibility

To ensure that your videos play smoothly across different browsers and devices, Webflow takes care of optimizing playback for compatibility. The platform generates multiple formats of your uploaded videos so that they work seamlessly across various browsers, ensuring a consistent user experience for your visitors.


With Webflow, uploading and embedding videos on your website is a breeze. Whether you want to showcase your portfolio, create engaging tutorials, or share memorable moments, videos can significantly enhance your site’s overall appeal.

Remember to optimize your videos for faster loading times and consider adding captions for better accessibility. Start experimenting with video elements in Webflow and take your website to the next level!