With albums, you can organize videos together to share publicly or privately. An album is a great way to share in-progress cuts or showcase final reels. And with password-protection, you can control exactly who gets to see each of your albums.
There are even more ways to customize what your audience sees. PRO-level Vimeo members and above can create Vimeo-hosted album pages with their desired look and feel, and then share those albums publicly, or password-protect them to share with a specific client, team, or whoever else they choose. To customize your design, you can choose your own layout, add a custom logo, and select your accent color to showcase your work, just the way you want to.
Basic members can create up to three albums. Upgrading to Vimeo Plus, PRO, Business, or Premium will let you create unlimited albums.
You can access and manage your albums in the left navigation panel of your Video Manager, below your projects.
You’ll also be able to find your albums by hovering over your profile image and clicking “Collections,” or by hovering over the “More” drop-down menu on the top left of your profile page.
Creating an album
Your Video Manager is the hub for everything you’re working on, including albums. To create an album, head to your Video Manager, hover over your profile image in the top navigation bar and click “Videos,” and then click the "+" sign next to "Albums" on the sidebar. You’ll see a lightbox that asks for the album’s title, description, and privacy setting (“Anyone” or “Password”).
You’ll also be able to edit any albums you create from your Video Manager.
To create an album from the albums page, hover your mouse over your profile image in the top navigation bar and click Collections. From there, scroll down to albums, click “Create new album,” add in the album title and description, choose the privacy setting, and add in the videos you’d like to include in the album. While your videos can’t appear in more than one project, you can add videos to more than one album.
To add a video to an album, head to the Video Manager, then expand the list of your albums on the left sidebar. Next, click "All videos," and drag and drop the videos you'd like to add into the album. You can also drag multiple videos at once by clicking the checkbox next to the video thumbnail.
You can arrange your albums from your Video Manager. Just hover over your profile picture, click “Videos,” and then select “Albums” from the left sidebar and open the album you’d like to arrange. Once there, you can drag and drop the album’s videos into the order you choose.
If you decide you don’t want a video in your album, go to the Video Manager, expand the albums menu on the left sidebar, and then select the album you’d like to remove videos from. Hover over the video you’d like to take out, and then click the X that comes up.
Removing a video from an album won’t remove the video from your Video Manager.
Customizing your album
Vimeo PRO, Business, and Premium members will also be able to customize their albums to reflect the identity of their brand, project, or presentation.
Once you’ve created your album, you’ll be able to choose from three layout templates, choose your brand color (input via hex code), select from a light or dark theme, and upload a custom logo.
Just go to your album and click on the Customize button in the upper right. This will open up a lightbox where you can make your selections.
Please note that the Vimeo layout does not allow you to turn on the dark theme, upload a custom logo, or choose an accent color (so these options will be grayed out when the Vimeo layout is selected).
The cover of an album will consist of the video thumbnails from the three first videos inside that album.
You can designate an album’s privacy by choosing “Password” when you’re creating the album. If you’d like to change an album’s privacy later, just go to your Video Manager, select the album from the left-hand sidebar, and click “Edit Info” on the top right of the page. A lightbox will appear, and you can edit the privacy there. All videos within this album can now be shared securely with your friends and family.
When you’re looking at your albums on your Video Manager, the albums’ privacy will be denoted with a little lock icon next to the album name. Please note that private albums will not display the grid of three video thumbnails cover to ensure the security of the videos within.
If you add a private video to an album, what happens with that video depends on the privacy settings of your album. Putting a private video in a public album does not make the video public. Only you will be able to see the video within the album.
If you add a private video to a password-protected album, anyone with the password to the album will be able to watch any private videos within it, without having to enter any additional passwords. This method is great if you want to share groups of private videos with your friends and family.
Sharing an album
Go to your Video Manager and click "Albums" on the left sidebar, or hover over your profile image in the top navigation bar, then click "Collections," then click "View All" next to your albums.
Hover over the album you want to share, then click the “Share” button that appears over the album (it looks like a little paper airplane). A lightbox will appear with options to get a link to share on social media, or input email addresses and send to recipients that way.
Watching an album
When a viewer opens your album page, they can click any video inside the album to watch it. Clicking a video’s title will bring them to a page inside the album where they can view the video by itself in a larger player.
When viewing a video, there is an option on the right side of the page to "Autoplay next video" with a list of the following videos in the album below it. Leaving this switch toggled on will play the next video in the album as soon as the current video concludes.
There is currently no way to automatically loop from the end of the album to the first video in the album, so you may want to advise your viewers to start at the beginning of the album.