Why is Embed Restricted to Certain Domains

11/12/21 Edited 11/12/21
Answered - Pending Review

Why can I not embed whatever I want into a Smartsheet dashboard? I want to embed a timer, but it won't work because it is not on the list of approved domains... I don't understand why it is restricted at all.

I was attempting to embed the following code:

<iframe width="250" height="125" src="https://vclock.com/embed/timer/#countdown=00:02:00&date=2021-11-12T11:06:47&onzero=2&showmessage=0&theme=1&ampm=1&sound=twinkle" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


  • Paul NewcomePaul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's a list of approved domains for embedding content from the Web:

    • Resource Management by Smartsheet
    • Adobe XD Creative Cloud
    • Bing Maps
    • Domo
    • Google Calendar
    • Google Docs
    • Google Data Studio
    • Google Maps
    • Google Sheets
    • Google Slides
    • Lucidchart
    • Microsoft Excel Online (Office 365)
    • Microsoft Power BI
    • Microsoft PowerPoint Online (Office 365)
    • Microsoft Word Online (Office 365)
    • Prezi
    • Smartsheet Calendar App (learn more about the Calendar App)
    • Smartsheet Dynamic View
    • Smartsheet Forms
    • Smartsheet Published Sheets 
    • Tableau Online (note that Tableau Public links aren't supported)
    • Vimeo
    • YouTube


  • @Paul Newcome, I understand which ones are supported, but I don't understand why embedding other things are deliberately blocked, considering it reduces the functionality of the product. I don't see the benefit in restricting what can be embedded.

  • Paul NewcomePaul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭

    That would be something that SS would have to answer for you. Maybe reaching out to Support could provide an answer.


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