Embedded Rich Media

Embedded Rich Media is the ability to include media in your post by simply including a link and letting Disqus handle the rest.

How does it work?

Type your comment and copy and paste the URL of the media you’d like to include into the compose box. You can still use the image icon to upload still images from your computer.

Commenting with Embedded Media

When you click the post button, we’ll include the media in the post itself. This means that you can watch the videos your friends reference without leaving the comment screen.

What can I post?

Posting with Embedded Media

Today, this feature works with a handful of media types such as: Youtube videos, Vimeo videos, Gifs, images and memes, Soundcloud songs and playlists, Twitter cards and tweets.

How do I turn it off?

Hiding Embedded Media

We understand that sometimes you’re not in the mood to check out lots of images and videos, so we’ve added the ability to hide media. To do this, click the gear icon at the top right above the comment stream, and select “hide media.”

This will hide all media items behind a link. Please note that if you go to another site and don’t want to see media, you’ll have to select this setting again.

After you’ve hidden media, your thread will look something like this, and you’ll be able to view media links one at a time by clicking the media link next to the comment.

Alternative link to Embedded Media

For publishers:

If you allow your users to upload content or include media links in their posts, we encourage you to update your community guidelines. Rich media is a powerful tool for communication, and sometimes it can be abused. Setting clear expectations for commenting behavior can help ensure your readers have a positive commenting experience.

If you’re not seeing rich media at all on your site, you may not have media turned on. To do this, go to your publisher settings, and select the checkbox next to “enable media attachments.”

Disable media attachments

To disable, uncheck the box next to “enable media attachments.” Please note that it is not possible to disable certain types of media. Disabling and enabling applies to all rich media included in this feature.


What should I do if someone posts inappropriate content (YouTube, Vine, etc)?

Flag the comment, contact the moderator, and/or downvote the comment.

How do I send feedback?

Love it or hate it, we want to hear your feedback! For general observations and feedback, please send an email to rm-feedback@disqus.com. For technical issues, please contact our Product Support team.

Contact us Community Q&A

We welcome all questions, feedback and bug reports. If you're having an issue, we usually need the following information:

  • A brief description of the issue
  • Link to any page where you saw the issue
  • Screenshots that illustrate the problem - How do I take a screenshot?