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    Adam/Cecil

    Hi Will. Are there any plans to implement Webm support in future versions of Discord? It's becoming more popular, and I imagine [people will start to link more and more in future. (Just look at the amount of GTA V gifs that use it)

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    Socrates

    Adam,

    Webm falls into the same category as mp4... we don't play videos in the app. However, webp supports animated images like a gif, and we do suport webp.

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    Lima bean

    A couple problems recently with the embedded images and gif not showing up. Someone posts an image link and the preview that usually shows up hasn't shown up. However, previously embedded images show up fine. Everyone else in the chat is having similar problems

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    foxman150

    How do you get the Live stream to actually play within Discord

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    Jofairden

    Is it possible to remove the block that is added below the message? A block that shows information about the url? I do not want that!

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    HardcoreiOS
    Hey can U tell me how to upload a .mov file from my desktop?
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    Emma

    I tried to embed pictures and it just doesn't work at all. First we have to copy the actual picture and not the file. Then it says "uploading" and in the end, the picture just doesn't appear anywhere on the chat.

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    Мошев

    A lot of people have moved from sharing gifs to sharing soundless webms and it doesn't seem like webp will ever take off. Can we get support for playing webm and mp4 without sound in the app?

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    MutantBadger

    I'm a bit confused why Youtube videos are embedded and can be played from inside the app but links to Webms do not. They're both HTML5 so what's so different that Discord can't do it?

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    Ambious

    Yeah, webm is really the next generation of GIFS.

    Please add WEBM support!

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    HoboMan (Edited )

    Really please support embedding mp4 and webm. Skype already supports this and it's proving to be a dealbreaker for convincing my friends to switch.

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    Dan Holder

    Agreed with HoboMan - ive convinced a large group to move over, but the lack of being able to upload video is a real downer. We keep dropping back to whatsapp for messaging as it allows us to add videos without any hassle.

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    killobot2

    I used to be able to see videos and images in text chat but now they just come up as a link.

     

    What is going on?

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    humanbeast

    Adam,

    Webm falls into the same category as mp4... we don't play videos in the app. However, webp supports animated images like a gif, and we do suport webp.

    Stop deceiving us and reward us with that WEBM..

     

    I just watched a youtube video on discord....Please introduce WebM ..

    You must understand league of legends record there videos/highlights in WEBM

    Dont make bad business decisions that ultimately will have you lose clients.

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    Titori

    I noticed the embed function is failing. I added a link to an image. And the image is not showing up. Yes, i have full rights their, am the admin :P 

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    skpacman

    Does this work with vid.me links? It worked once but now the embed isn't working anymore (within the past couple weeks it stopped working)

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    HottStepper

    Embedding isnt working for me out of nowhere. 

     

    Example link:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4-1HW1P__4

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    undrline (Edited )

    Doesn't work.  Can't paste an image into the app with Ctrl+C or right-click paste; nothing happens.  Pasting a link to the image pastes the link, plus the image.

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    MC_Sea

    I don't know if it's my computer acting up but images and videos haven't been embedding properly lately. I have tried posting different links to the same youtube video but they all didn't work for some reason.

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    K_Man_ALPHA (Edited )

    Is there some kind of hidden embed cooldown on accounts?? It like hit and miss for me now after testing out some bots the past 48 hours.

    Specifically regarding YouTube links.

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    K_Man_ALPHA

    So now I see the thumbnails, about 4+ minutes later. Seems like a several minute delay in the thumbnail populating at times.

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    Cosmic_Bard

    This article doesn't tell you anything about what to do about them constantly not appearing

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    Lamango

    I can't copy and paste images from websites into discord anymore. 

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    Saku-Senpai

    Let's say you post a link and it embeds. Great.
    A few weeks later you post it again. This time it doesn't embed. 
    You try countless other links. None of them work.
    This is what I've been dealing with for the past 1-2 weeks. So what's the fix?

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