When you come across a share-worthy video on Vimeo or want to share one of your own videos, click the "Share" button (the paper airplane icon) on the video player. From there, you’ve got a few options:
- Grab the direct video link.
- Post to your favorite social media sites by clicking the corresponding icon.
- Email the video to your friends and family by entering their email address or Vimeo username.
- Copy the embed code and paste the player onto your website or blog. You can even customize the way it will look by clicking "+ Show options".
In this article:
✦ Linking to a specific part of a video
✦ Hiding the "Share" button and icon
✦ Troubleshooting social shares
Linking to a specific part of a video
To share a video link that will begin playback at a specific point, all you need to do is add a bit of code to the end of the URL. Just add #t= followed by the timecode of where you'd like playback to begin.
By adding #t=3m13s to the end of the URL, the link automatically triggers playback to begin three minutes and thirteen seconds into the video.
You can also accomplish this by going to the video's edit page and add the timestamps into the description field below the video player. For example:
03:00 Chapter 1
💡 Tip: When typing in the description field, press Shift+Enter (or Shift+Return) on your keyboard to start a new line. Pressing just Enter will save the description.
Once you save the settings, the timestamps will appear as links in the description below the video. Clicking on them will bring the viewer to that point in the video.
Sharing your private videos
You can share your videos with any privacy settings, but please note:
- If your video has the privacy setting "Unlisted," viewers can watch your video either embedded on another website or with the unlisted Vimeo.com link
- If your video has the privacy setting "Password," viewers can watch your video either embedded on another website or on the Vimeo.com video page after entering the video's password. Note that if you are a Basic user, you will need to upgrade to a paid membership in order to password-protect your videos.
- If your video has the privacy setting "Hide from Vimeo," viewers will be able to watch your video embedded on another website, but the Vimeo.com video page will only be visible to you (as the video owner)
- If your video has the privacy setting "Private," only you (the owner) and your team members will be able to watch your video embedded on another website, as well as the internal video edit page. All others will be prompted to log in and will only have access if you’ve added them to your team.
You can click the link button in the upper right corner of the edit page to copy the link to your video and share it with others. If you share the link or via social, or embed the video, you would need to provide the password to your recipients directly.
If you share a password-protected video via the Share button on the vimeo.com clip page, the password is included in the email to your chosen recipients.
If you are a Starter or Pro member, or higher, you can also use video review pages to securely share your videos.
Hiding the "Share" button and icon
You cannot hide the "Share" button shown below the player from your public videos on vimeo.com.
However, viewers of nonpublic videos (videos with a privacy setting other than "Anyone") do not see the "Share" button when viewing the video. Only video owners see the "Share" button on the video pages of those videos.
Password-protected videos will not display any share options on the clip page regardless of your player settings
Plus members and higher can customize the video player to show or hide the Share icon on embedded videos and on videos set to Unlisted.
Videos set to "Private" will not display share options and can only be seen by you and your team members
Troubleshooting social shares
If your videos aren't embedded with the correct thumbnail or title on sites like Facebook or Twitter, it's likely that these sites cached an earlier version of your video. To re-cache your video, run its URL through Facebook's link debugger or Twitter's card validator, wait for an hour, then give your post another try. Please note that using these debugger tools will not retroactively fix any videos posted previously.