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Add a video to my website header

Using video in your website header is a way to increase visual interest, or highlight your products or services. The default for mobile users is to see a static image so your site loads faster. Videos in your header are played without sound. To enable sound, add your video to a section in your site.

Note: Not all themes allow video. If you want to change the look of your header, change your theme.
  1. Go to your GoDaddy product page.
  2. Scroll down, expand Websites + Marketing and select Manage next to your website.
  3. Select Edit Website or Edit Site.
  4. Select your header (the first section of your home page), and then select the arrow next to your cover media.
    Screenshot of the arrow next to the cover media image.
  5. Select Video.
  6. Select Change video.
  7. Upload or select your own video or stock video, or import a video from a URL. (Only Vimeo links work for the header video, but you can add a YouTube video link to other website sections.)
  8. Select whether customers viewing your site on mobile devices will only see the thumbnail, so that your page loads faster, or the full video.
    Note: To prevent mobile visitors from seeing Vimeo's default thumbail image of three vertical color bars on your website's header, choose a thumbnail image in your video's settings.
  9. Your changes are saved as you work. Publish your site to make the changes live.

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