Can my videos play directly on Facebook?

Last update: 29 September, 2017

The Video SEO plugin can add the necessary data for Facebook to play videos. You can toggle the feature on or off under Dashboard > SEO > Video SEO.

Note: You must enable Open Graph for your articles for this feature to work correctly.
  • Log in to your WordPress website. When you’re logged in, you will be in your ‘Dashboard’. On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on ‘SEO’.
  • The ‘SEO’ settings will expand providing you additional options. Click on ‘Video SEO’.

    Yoast SEO > Video SEO

  • Under ‘Embed Settings’, check ‘Allow videos to be played directly on Facebook.’

  • 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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