By Ambassador Brad Lemon

Native embeds are the HTML code provided for embeds by a third-party website, for example, Youtube, or Twitter. The parser is actually very clever in that it can interpret HTML within a post, and present it as an embed, rather than the text of the code. The advantage of using them is simplicity and speed.

Embedding Things:

You might be familiar with's own embedding code, which looks something like:

This will create:

This code works very well, but it takes a bit of time to construct the embed, and there are parameters to fill in, and all sorts of things can go wrong with a simple typo. It's okay if you are just embedding one video, but what if you want to embed dozens of tweets as well as videos?

A Better Way to Embed Things:

There is a better way to embed content into your posts, and that is to simply copy/paste the native HTML embed code supplied to you by Youtube into your note:

Will produce:

While the HTML code from the embed will look a little odd on your Evernote note, you will get a perfect embed in your post. You can adjust the size, of course. Native embeds work for Youtube, Twitter, Storify, Soundcloud, and just about anything else you can think of from most third-party sites that supply HTML embed code for you to simply copy and paste. If you actually find a third-party native embed that doesn't work, could you kindly let the team know about it, so they can add it? I've found that are very enthusiastic about adding embed support for just about anything you can imagine.

So, no more mucking around with the help files to make sure you got the coding right. From now on, when you find an embed of something you'd like to use, try copying the supplied native embed code into your note and see what happens. Chances are you'll be very pleasantly surprised.

Building fancy posts rich with multimedia is as simple as copy/paste using Evernote and