Updating your video details
You can update all of your video's details in one place. To make changes to your video’s title and description, click into the fields that appear below the player. When you’re finished, press the Enter key on your keyboard or click outside of the field to save your changes.
💡 Tip: When typing in the description field, press Shift+Enter on your keyboard to start a new line.
If you want to point to another site in your video description, you can input (or paste) the full URL in the description. Unfortunately, there is currently no way to create a worded hyperlink (e.g. "click here").
To the right of the player, you’ll find the video’s Privacy settings, the Player settings, a link to the Review Page (Pro and higher; Basic and Plus will see Comments), a link to the video’s Analytics settings page, and an Advanced button that brings you back to the classic Video Settings page.
Above the player, you'll see your video’s current privacy setting, a button to copy a link to your video’s recipient view as well as your embed code, and the Publish to Social modal. To exit to the homepage, click on the back arrow to the left of the logo in the upper left corner of the screen.
In the Privacy panel, you can choose to allow downloads, set your video’s privacy setting (e.g. public, only me, hide from Vimeo, password-protected, and private link), and decide where your video can be embedded.
Customize the player
You can customize how your video’s player will appear to your viewers, both on-site––if the video is private––and when embedded, by clicking the Player button to the right of the player. In this view, you can update your video’s thumbnail, change the player’s accent color and tools, and select other details about how the video appears.
To change your thumbnail, press the Thumbnail button to the upper left corner the player when in the Customize view. A thumbnail will be automatically generated, but you’ll also see the option to upload a custom thumbnail or select one from the video.
- Upload: Want to upload your own thumbnail image? Clicking the "Upload" button will allow you to choose a JPG, GIF, or PNG file from your computer. Please note that custom thumbnail files cannot be larger than 9600px wide or 5400px tall. For best results, we recommend uploading an image with the same dimensions as your video (for example, uploading a 1920px x 1080px thumbnail file for a 1920 x 1080 video). Please note that while we support GIF files, animated GIFs are not supported at the moment.
- Select from video: Begin playing the video in the preview player to select a specific frame. You can use the Shift + arrow keys on your keyboard to scrub through your video frame by frame. When you find the image you like, choose "Select this frame" in the top left-hand corner of the preview player.
To toggle your profile picture, video title, and byline on or off, click the blue box inside the upper left corner of the player. By default, if you select Let users decide, your profile picture, title, and byline will all appear in the upper left corner of the player.
To decide if your viewers can like, save, share, and embed your video click on the blue box in the upper right corner of the player.
Finally, to customize the player tools (e.g. volume, fullscreen, logo) press the playbar along the bottom of the player. You can upload a new custom logo or select from the ones you’ve already added to your account by toggling on the custom logo option and clicking the blue box that now appears to the right of the playbar.
To exit from the customization view, just press the Esc key on your keyboard or press the Cancel button in the upper right corner of the screen.
Create a custom URL
If you'd like to create a custom URL for your video, click on the Advanced button on the right side of the page to go to the classic Video Settings page. From there, you can head to the Distribution tab and make a custom URL for your video under the section labeled Discovery. The format of custom video URLs is vimeo.com/username/thecustompart. For example, a video on our staff account about the Vimeo player has the custom URL: vimeo.com/staff/player.
✦ Adding credits to your video
You can also add credits to your video on the Distribution tab in your video’s classic settings (on the video edit page, click Advanced). Under the Discovery section, scroll down to Credits. You can add yourself, or another contributor, to your video's credits by clicking the + button and entering their name, role, and Vimeo profile link or email address. If you follow the person you are crediting on Vimeo, entering their name will auto-populate their Vimeo profile link.
Save your changes, and the credit will now appear on your video’s recipient page. Please note that adding credits is not available if your video is set to "Hide from Vimeo"or "Private." The person who is credited will now appear as a Collaborator on your profile page.
Please also note that you’ll only be able to add someone to a video’s credits if that person is already following you on Vimeo.
You can remove a credit at any time by going back to the Distribution tab, Discovery section in your video’s Advanced settings page, clicking the red X next to the name of the person you want to remove, and saving your changes.
Replacing your video
If you would like to upload a new version of your video but keep the URL, analytics, likes, and comments associated with its video page, use the "Replace video" feature.
Click on the Advanced button on the right-hand side of the video edit page to go to your classic Settings, then click on the Collaboration tab, Versions sections of your video settings, click the Replace video button to upload a new video file. Using this option will retain the video page's URL, analytics, likes, comment, tags, and all the other information associated with the video.
During the replacement process, the original video will remain viewable while the new one is uploaded. Once the replacement video finishes uploading and begins conversion, the original video will no longer be viewable, and will soon be replaced.
You can delete your video by going to the General tab of your old video settings, scrolling all the way down, and clicking the red “Delete video” button. You’ll need to enter your account password to complete the deletion of your video.
- Note: If you joined us via Facebook, Google, or Apple, you will need to set a password for your Vimeo account before performing any actions on the site that require a Vimeo password, such as deleting videos, deleting your account, or signing in from different devices. To do so, please go to your Account Settings and under Password, click on the “Change Password” link. There you will be prompted to enter in a new password and confirm that new password.
To delete more than one video in one swift action, go to your video manager. Select the videos you’d like to remove from Vimeo, choose Delete from the right-hand side, then enter your password and confirm the action.
Depending on how long ago you deleted your video, we may be able to restore it. Please contact us if you accidentally delete a video.
When you share your private video with viewers (i.e. a video set to Private or Only me, which includes team members), those recipients will see a cleaner version of the video page that places more of the focus on your video, and less on external distractions, such as links to other parts of the website and video recommendations.
If you’ve set a team/company logo for your account, your viewer will be able to see it in the upper left corner of the page, along with our new comments panel to the right of the player if you’re a Basic or Plus user, or a link out to your Review Page if you’re a Pro, Business, Premium, or Enterprise user.