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Setting Up Your YouTube API Key for Video Integration

To seamlessly integrate YouTube videos into your app’s Custom Page feature or video functionality, you need to set up a YouTube API key. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the process:

Step 1: Access the Google Developers Console

Step 2: Log in with Google Account

  • Log in using your Google account credentials. If you don’t have one, you’ll need to create a Google account.

Step 3: Create a New Project

  • Click on the “Select a project” or “My Project” dropdown.
  • Choose “New Project” to start setting up a new project.

    Step 4: Name Your Project

    • Give your project a meaningful name.
    • Click “Create” to proceed.

      Step 5: Add YouTube Data API v3

      • On the left menu, select “Library” to access the API library
      • Search for “YouTube Data API v3” and select it.
      • Click the “Enable” button to add the API to your project.

      Step 6: Generate API Key

      • Next, click on “Credentials” in the left menu.
      • Click the “+ Create credentials” button and select “API key.

      Step 7: Warning About Key Restriction

      • Be cautious: Do not restrict the generated API key during this step.
      • Close the pop-up window after ensuring no restriction is set.

      Step 8: Access Your App Editor

      • Go to our app editor platform.

      Step 9: Configure YouTube API Key

      • In the app editor, navigate to “Settings,” then “API Keys,” and finally “YouTube.”
      • Paste the YouTube API key you generated earlier in the designated field.

      By following these steps diligently, you’ll successfully set up your YouTube API key. This will enable your app to seamlessly integrate YouTube videos, enhancing the user experience and providing valuable video content through the Custom Page feature or video component.