In June, Google introduced updates to the embeddable YouTube player within Google Workspace for Education services.
This included a new URL (www.youtubeeducation.com) for the YouTube player to serve embedded content within Google Workspace for Education services.
As a result of this change, if your organisation allowed or blocked YouTube videos within Google Workspace for Education services, you were asked to add “www.youtubeeducation.com” to these allowlists or blocklists.
This preserved the way your organization used YouTube videos within Google Workspace for Education services, such as Google Classroom or Slides.
Google are removing this feature while they evaluate performance and quality.
As an immediate next step, if you updated your allowlist or blocklist to include “www.youtube.com“, you’ll need to revert your allowlist/blocklist to include “www.youtube.com” as soon as possible to preserve the way your organisation uses YouTube videos within Google Workspace for Education services.
If you do not revert your allowlist/blocklist to include http://www.youtube.com as soon as possible, this could change your organisation’s access to YouTube videos.
- This change is now in effect for Classroom services.
- This change will be in effect for Slides, Sites, and Forms starting on October 30th, 2023.