Creators are our bread and butter. They are our ice cream sundaes and cherries on top. Our pepperoni, as well as our pizza. Point being, we are starving. Also, more importantly, we care immensely about creators! Since the inception of Vimeo, our team has striven to not only meet their basic needs, but to build the tools they want most.
On October 16, 2008, we took a major step forward in our patronage of such creative endeavors. On that day, six years ago, we announced the arrival of Vimeo Plus, our first-ever premium subscription service. We offered Plus members tons more storage space, HD embedding, a fully customizable player, and ad-free viewing. All they had to do was give us money, but it seemed like a fair deal for everyone.
Over the years, we’ve continued to add to the plethora of Plus features for creators. We also launched a little thing called Vimeo PRO. And by sheer coincidence, or perhaps no coincidence at all, yesterday marks one year since the all-new, even-more-powerful Vimeo PRO made its debut.
Cue dreamy piano music. Cue fog machine. Grab an electrolyte-enhanced beverage and allow us to jog, or stroll rather because jogging is too tiring, backward in time…
Before Vimeo Plus materialized on the horizon, video uploaders were limited to 2GB/week and just 1,000 HD embedded plays. Good, but not great. We knew we could do better. So we did.
Today, Plus members get up to 5GB/week (26GB/year) of storage space and unlimited HD embedded plays on any device, all included in an annual membership (or monthly for commitment-phobes). And since launching Plus, we’ve added awesome things like: Advanced Stats, priority support, priority video conversion, domain-level privacy, player customization, and more.
In August of 2011, we handed Vimeo PRO members all the goodness of Vimeo Plus, along with 50GB of storage, 250,000 embedded HD plays, Portfolios, Video Review Pages, and support for third-party players. A year later, we added Tip Jar (for Plus, too!) so creators could make money off their videos. And one year after that, we birthed a beautiful Vimeo On Demand baby to make self-distribution ridiculously easy for creators of all stripes.
When we revamped Vimeo PRO in October 2013, we lavished our beloved uploaders with 20GB/week (1,000GB/year) of storage, unlimited HD plays on any device, VIP support, FTP uploading, and other niceties. We’ve also been continually adding to the creator tools that power Vimeo On Demand, making it even easier to sell your work, your way.
So there's a condensed history of our star-crossed love affair with video creators everywhere. The story doesn’t end here, though. We’re still working compulsively to add to and evolve all our products. Have feedback for us? Is there a feature you’re dying (not literally dying, because we can't help) to see? Jot it down in the comments.