Images, files & media

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You can upload many content types directly to a Notion page for easy reference, or to make it available for others to download. Images, videos, audio, and more - options are endless 🎞️


Media block types

Images

Notion makes it easy to add, resize, and arrange images in any configuration or format (JPG, PNG, GIF, etc.).

  • Click the + that appears in your left margin when you hover over a new line. Choose Image and press enter. Or, type /image and press enter.

  • Both of these will create an image block on your page. Click to upload an image from your computer, embed an image from elsewhere using its URL, or add a stock photo from Unsplash.

  • You can also drag and drop an image into a Notion page!

You can also add images to databases, and display them as a gallery. Learn more about gallery view here →

  • In a database, add the Files & media property. Clicking that field gives you the option to upload an image from your computer or embed an image from elsewhere.

  • Drag an image file into a card on a database board, or into a Files & media property cell in a table, or into a gallery.

  • Of course, you can also add an image to the body of any page inside a database using /image or drag-and-drop.

Files

Keep your files in Notion to easily store and share them. At any place on your page, create a file block that will prompt you to Upload a file from your computer or use an Embed link to embed a file on your page like a PDF.

  • Click the + that appears to the left when you hover over a new line. Choose File and press enter. Or, type /file and press enter.

  • A menu will pop up giving you the Upload or Embed link options. Select the file you want and click Open.

  • You can also drag files into a Notion page from your desktop or a folder on your computer. Notion will upload and safely store it for future access and download.

  • Some file types, such as PDFs, can be embedded directly in Notion, giving you a preview of the content within.

You can also add files to databases to associate them with other information. For instance, you're creating a library of assets and you want to add tags and other context to each asset.

  • Add the Files & media property to your database.

  • Click on that property (like a cell in that column of a table). You'll be prompted to upload your own file or embed a file from elsewhere.

  • You can also drag and drop files into cells under this property in a table. Or you can drag them into cards on a board or in a gallery. They'll appear in the Files field of the corresponding pages.

Videos

Anywhere on your Notion page, you can add a video from any streaming service that offers embed links. There are a couple ways to do this:

  • Click the + that appears to the left when you hover over a new line. Choose Video and press enter. You can also type /video and press enter.

  • In the menu that appears, select Embed link, then paste the video's share URL from the streaming service and click Embed video.

  • As an alternative method, simply paste a video's URL from a streaming service. In the menu that appears, choose Create embed.

You can also upload your own video files to play in our custom player.

  • Click the + that appears to the left when you hover over a new line. Choose Video and press enter. You can also type /video and press enter.

  • In the menu that appears, select Upload, and choose your video file.

  • You can also drag your video file into a Notion page from your desktop or a folder on your computer. Notion will automatically convert it to our custom video player.

Audio

Anywhere on your Notion page, you can add audio from most streaming platforms:

  • Click the + that appears to the left when you hover over a new line. Choose Audio. You can also type /audio and press enter.

  • In the menu that appears, select Embed link, and paste the URL for the track or playlist from your streaming service.

  • Or, simply paste the track or playlist's URL from the streaming service. In the menu that appears, choose Create embed.

Alternatively, you can upload an audio file directly from your computer.

  • Click the + that appears to the left when you hover over a new line. Choose Audio and press enter. You can also type /audio and press enter.

  • In the menu that appears, select Upload, and choose your audio file.

  • You can also drag your audio file into a Notion page from your desktop or a folder on your computer. Notion will automatically convert it to our custom audio player.

Web bookmarks

There are a few ways to add a web bookmark to a page:

  • Click the + displayed to the left when you hover over a new line. Choose Web Bookmark and press enter.

  • Type /web bookmark or just /bookmark and press enter.

  • In the mobile app, paste a URL and select Create bookmark.

Each method asks you to enter the URL. Press enter and your bookmark will pop up.

Media block options

Arrange & resize

  • To arrange: Use drag and drop to move a media block around your Notion page. You can drag them into columns as well.

  • To resize: Hover over your media block and you'll see two black guides appear on the left and right edges. Click either one and drag to make yourvideo bigger or smaller.

Caption

  • Hover over any image and click Caption.

  • You'll see gray text appear below your image. You can edit and style this like any other text on your page.

Download

On desktop

  • Hover over any image, file, or media and click the ••• icon on its top right.

  • Select Download to save an image file on Notion to your computer.

On mobile

  • Tap the ••• at the top right of the , then select View original.

  • The image, file, or media will open in an in-app browser. Long press on the image to add it to your photo roll.

View original or full-screen

You can view images in Notion in a couple other ways — in its original format inside your browser, and in full screen mode. Here's how:

  • Hover over any image, file, or media and click Original. This will open the image in its original size inside a new tab on your browser.

  • For full screen, hover on the image and click •••. Choose Full screen from the dropdown. (You can also select the image and press space).

Replace

You can replace images, files, or media in Notion with a different one in the same exact size/spot.

  • Hover over the block and click •••. Choose Replace. This will open a window where you can upload another file from your computer or embed an image from elsewhere.

Comment

Like you can with text or any other content block in Notion, you can add a comment to an image, file, or media block.

  • Hover over any image, file, or media and click the word bubble icon.

  • Or, hover over and click •••. Choose Comment. You can type @ followed by someone's name to mention any of your teammates and call their attention to a question, suggestion or idea you have about the image.

Delete

  • Hover over any image, file, or media and click ••• at the top right or ⋮⋮ on the left. You can also right click on the block itself.

  • Choose Delete.


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