The embed item enables embedding, displaying, and accessing content from an external source inside a Miro board.
To embed external content, Miro boards leverage the Embedly service. This enables support for hundreds of content providers: videos, screencasts, slide decks, images, audio, code repositories, and so on.
In this way, boards become collaboration and knowledge-sharing hubs, where cross-disciplinary teams can discover, design, and create without any constraints.
Embed item example:
Figure 1. Example of an embed item with a playable YouTube video and an assigned thumbnail preview image.
After embedding a content resource in a board, it's possible to retrieve any metadata about the embedded content, if available.
For example: title and description, content type and provider, position and dimensions of the iFrame with the embedded content.
REST API only:
data object information is retrieved from the content provider through the Embedly service.
- It's possible to only update the URL of the resource that you want to embed, and the position of the embed item on the board.
Updating the URL means pointing to a different resource, while retaining the created embed item ID.
- REST API only: to move the item to a different position on the board, send a request to the
- It's possible to retrieve an embed item by specifying its ID.
- REST API only: it's not possible to retrieve it by passing any
Updated 2 months ago