How to allow videos to play directly on other sites

The Video SEO plugin can add the necessary data for Facebook to play videos. After enabling Open Graph for your articles, enable the embed option in Yoast SEO to allow videos to be played directly on Facebook. You can toggle the feature on or off under Dashboard > SEO > Video SEO.

  • Log in to your WordPress website.

    When you’re logged in, you will be in your ‘Dashboard’.

  • Click on ‘SEO’.

    On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on ‘SEO’.

  • Click on ‘Video SEO’.

    The ‘SEO’ settings will expand providing you additional options. Click on ‘Video SEO’.
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  • If you want videos to play on other websites, check the 'Allow videos' box. Otherwise, uncheck the box.

    Under 'Embed Settings', check the 'Allow videos to be played directly on other websites, such as Facebook or Twitter?' box.

  • Click ‘Save Settings’.

If the video is not displaying correctly after making this change, you may need to update Facebook’s cache.

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