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Video Block: Disable YouTube "Related Videos" showing when the video ends?

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When embedding YouTube videos with the Squarespace Video Block, YouTube will display "Related Videos" at the end. How can I disable that?

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To disable YouTube's "Related Videos" from showing up when using a YouTube URL, add ?rel=0 at the end of your URL.

Example:

Before pasting into Squarespace, add ?rel=0 to the URL:

?rel=0

Note: You can paste the original URL into the Squarespace Video Block FIRST, and then add your ?rel=0 at the end, but make sure that Squarespace "refreshes" the video in your post. If it doesn't refresh, Squarespace will not pick up your change (adding the ?rel=0). A quick trick I do is paste in your normal URL, then type ?rel=0 at the end of the URL, then "Select All", "Cut" and "Paste" into the box. This removes the URL from the Squarespace Video Block, which removes the video in your post, then adds in the correct video with the disabled Related Videos code.

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When embedding video with the Squarespace Video Block, you'll notice that grabbing any Youtube Video's URL, including the official Youtube "Share" Link, will normally cause Youtube to display "Related Videos" at the end.

This is because Youtube doesn't offer a quick way to disable that when using the Share URL like they do when you use the Embed Code.

So after you grab your Youtube Share URL and paste it into your Squarespace Video Block, add this directly to the end:


?rel=0

Normal Youtube Share Link Example:

What it should look like in Squarespace (add the ?rel=0 yourself).

?rel=0 Edited by jasonbarone

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Here is the bit: Fight back with MS... Use Windows Movie Maker to edit your videos and at the end ((since the 'pause' option has been disabled in the Annotation area)) simply use the ^Credits^ option to extend the life of your video to thwart off that nasty 'Related Videos' ending section in Youtube--Just Delete any "Credit" text and leave as black/blank screen. Save your viewership

Works Everywhere;-)

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I had posted the answer, which I thought worked, but looks like it only worked on 2 of my videos. I'll answer again if I figure it out...


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Thank you, works great. Do you know of a way to force it back to the thumbnail?

Also, when the video starts, there is occasionally a small ad that appears on the left bottom. It can be x-ed out, but is there a way to stop it from appearing in the first place?

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I noticed that when you add this code in, it disables the playback controls for Youtube....or at least that's what I'm seeing. When I follow the steps to add in the code, I then add in the embedded code to see the player controls, but then the suggest videos shows up again.

Any work around for this?

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So far (and I have just started with this), I have found that ?rel=0 works when you insert a video in any page - with the exception of the video gallery facility (which is rather a shame).

When I Google this I notice that people using other web template solutions (Wordpress etc) sometimes have a similar problem. Some have suggested that something in the gallery code overrides the modified URL. I don't code so I don't know but in at least one of the Google links I read, users indicated that when you insert a URL and add ?rel=0, the gallery verifies and modifies the url to correct it and thereby enable the adverts. I don't code - but I guess you can look at the underlying code and see if it matches exactly the URL you have entered in the gallery - or if it has been modified.

In fairness, YouTube is free for us to use and the revenue to operate comes from advertising. Perhaps there be a 'code of practice' operated by template providers that they will enable advertising in a gallery. I don;t know, but whatever the reason, ?rel=0 seems to work fine on any page in my site - with the exception of the video gallery. So the answer maybe to create a video page without using the gallery function.

[i am not an expert and I don't do coding. I am just sharing my experience so far]

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The post linked below has a video that clearly demonstrates how to remove recommended videos after a embedded Youtube video finishes in Squarespace.

http://www.simpleandsoulful.com/blog/2015/3/25/how-to-embed-a-video-onto-your-squarespace-site-the-classy-way

The key part I had been missing is that you have to insert the iframe code by clicking where the pointer is hovering in this screenshot from the post's explanatory video. (Sorry: grainy video --> grainy screenshot.)

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I created a YouTube Marketing blog that shows how to remove suggested videos.


I am the CEO of [All The Way Up Media][1], an internet marketing company based in Vaughan, ON. We specialize in web design, SEO, WordPress development, social media, and newsletter marketing. We help businesses to grow through the internet. [1]: https://allthewayupmedia.com

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Hi @jasonbarone, I made a video tutorial for you on how to Disable Youtube "Related Videos" showing. Hope this helps! https://www.askquesty.com/squarespace-answers/disable-youtube-related-videos-showing-squarespace-tutorial


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We published a blog post on this topic a while ago. https://www.simpleandsoulful.com/blog/how-to-embed-a-video-onto-your-squarespace-website-the-classy-way. and have recently updated it. If you don't want to step away from YouTube completely, you can use a simple workaround to only display related videos from your channel. This is better than nothing, but still gives visitors the opportunity to click away from your website and on to YouTube. We find this works for our clients in some instances, but when we are building a homepage, landing page or a sales page where you definitely don't want to lose or distract visitors, we recommend using a Vimeo Plus account. 

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