How Do You Add A Youtube Video To Trello

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One way to improve your boards and collaborate interesting content with coworkers or clients is by including a YouTube video on Trello. This guide will walk you through the simple steps of inserting a YouTube video onto your Trello boards.

Step 1: Find the YouTube Video

Before we begin, make sure you have the YouTube video URL handy. You can find this by navigating to the video on YouTube and copying the URL from the address bar of your web browser.

Step 2: Open Trello and Select the Board

Next, open Trello in your web browser and select the board where you want to add the YouTube video. If you don’t have a board yet, you can create a new one by clicking the “Create new board” button.

Step 3: Open a Card or Create a New Card

Once you’re on the board, open the card where you want to add the YouTube video. If you don’t have a card yet, you can create a new one by clicking the “Add a card” button.

Step 4: Add a Description

In the card, you’ll see a description field. This is where you can add additional information or context about the YouTube video. Feel free to write a brief description or any personal commentary to give your colleagues or clients a better understanding of why you’re sharing this video.

Step 5: Insert the YouTube Video

Now, it’s time to insert the YouTube video. To do this, you’ll need to use a special Trello power-up called “Butler.” Butler allows you to automate tasks and add additional functionality to your Trello boards.

First, make sure the Butler power-up is enabled for your board. You can do this by clicking the “Show menu” button on the right side of your screen and selecting “Power-Ups.” Look for “Butler” in the power-up directory and click “Enable” if it’s not already enabled.

Once Butler is enabled, you can use its commands to insert the YouTube video. In the description field of your Trello card, type the following command:

{trigger: any comment}
{attachment-URL: insert URL here}

Replace “insert URL here” with the YouTube video URL you copied earlier. Make sure to keep the curly braces and indentation exactly as shown in the command.

Step 6: Save and Enjoy

After you’ve inserted the YouTube video command, click “Save” to save the changes to your Trello card. The YouTube video will now be embedded in the card, allowing you and others to watch it directly within Trello.


Adding a YouTube video to Trello is a simple but powerful way to enrich your boards with multimedia content. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily share videos with your team or clients, providing valuable insights, tutorials, or entertainment. So go ahead and give it a try!