Store videos in Microsoft Stream

Microsoft Stream is a video service that can help people in your organization to upload, view, and share videos securely. You can share recordings of meetings, presentations, training sessions, or other videos that aid your team's collaboration. Microsoft Stream also makes it easy to share comments on a video, automatically generate captions and transcripts, tag timecodes in comments and descriptions, and discuss the content with colleagues.

Where to store videos for your own use vs. those for a wider audience

In many cases, videos you do not plan on sharing with a broader audience can be stored in your OneDrive or in a SharePoint in Microsoft 365 document library—including videos that have a very limited audience or are work in progress. However, when videos need to be shared with a broader audience within your organization, we recommend that you use Microsoft Stream. Once uploaded to Stream, you can use the Stream SharePoint web part to embed videos across Microsoft 365 such as, in SharePoint News articles and PowerPoint presentations.

How to upload videos to Stream

Start by going to stream.microsoft.com and signing in with the email your organization gave you. Then, follow the instructions based on the page you’re uploading from.

Note: Microsoft Stream supports a wide range of video formats. For the most widely-accepted format, use the MP4 format.

To upload from any page:

  1. In the Microsoft Stream portal, select Create > Upload a video or the upload icon from the top navigation bar

  2. Drag and drop, or select files from your computer or device

    Upload a video in Stream

To upload from the Videos page:

  1. In the Microsoft Stream portal, select My content > Videos from the top navigation bar

    Videos section in Stream
  2. Drag and drop, or select files from your computer or device

Additional resources

To learn how to include Stream videos in other Office applications, like SharePoint, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, and Yammer, see Collaborate using Microsoft Stream in different products.

For info on sharing videos, see Share your videos in Microsoft Stream.

Administrators can get more info at Microsoft Stream for IT Admins.

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