Adding Background Videos

Adding a video  background to a section is fast and easy! Here's our quick tutorial
Can I add a background to a video section?
Not all sections of your page can include a background image or video - this is to keep sections clean, balanced, and easy to read.
Will the videos play on mobile devices? 

Video backgrounds will not play on mobile (phones and tablets) because different OS developers intentionally disabled autoplay on mobile devices to protect users’ bandwidth.
Instead, the video's thumbnail (the one shown on YouTube and Vimeo previews) will be shown in the background. To learn how you can change your video thumbnail, you can check these guides:

Why does my video show up with a dark filter?

We placed a dark overlay over the video so your text appears with better contrast. 
How do I remove the video overlay/dark filter?
We currently don't have the option to remove the overlay from the site editor, but you can always email us at or chat with us, and our Happiness Officers will help you remove it. 
How do I get rid of the ads in the video? 

If the video is yours (i.e. you're uploading your own Youtube / Vimeo videos), you will have to "demonetize" your content. Click here to learn how.  If you are using someone else's videos, there's no way to get rid of the video ads/popups. 
Why can't I hear sound in the video I uploaded? 

The feature is meant to be a visual background, not  a full-width video section.
How many background videos can I add to my page? 
We recommend adding no more than 3 background videos per page to avoid slowing down the site load speed for your visitors. 
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