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Say Hello to the New Vimeo

Soxiam
January 24, 2012 by Soxiam Alum

Today is a big day — one of the biggest in the short-ish history of our small-ish company. For the past year (37 years in Internet time), we’ve been working nonstop on a project that we’ve desperately wanted to tell you about. Because, frankly, it’s all about you. Our willpower muscles are pretty much at the breaking point right now, and so we are doubly ecstatic to finally let the tiger out of the satchel and make this officially official announcement: We built you a new Vimeo.

New Vimeo

If your reaction to this news is, “But wait!!! I love the old Vimeo!!!” we totally understand. In fact, we’re happy you feel that way, because we love the old Vimeo, too. However, within our unconditional love there lies another sentiment: the burning desire to make Vimeo better. So, that’s what we did. We tore Vimeo down, thought hard about every aspect of it, and created the new Vimeo from scratch.

And whether you call it a redesign, a reboot, or a redistribution of awesome, we had three big goals in mind:

Big Goal #1: Put a greater focus on your videos
From day one of our existence, Vimeo has been committed to making your videos look as good as possible. And so the new Vimeo shines an even brighter spotlight on the videos you upload. We started by reimagining the video page, and designed the entire user experience around it to minimize distractions and put the focus where it belongs — on your videos.

Big Goal #2: Make Vimeo easier, faster, and more fun to use
In addition to increasing the visual splendiferousness of your videos, we enhanced just about every aspect of the Vimeo experience. We simplified. We optimized. We organized. We spiffed and speeded things up. We packed it with features that help you share, connect, and learn. We made sure it reminds you that taking video should be a blast and a half. Heck, even two blasts.

Big Goal #3: Give you the features you want
Every day we get great ideas about how to improve Vimeo from our incredible community, i.e., you. And the new Vimeo was a chance to take your suggestions, sprinkle unicorn dust on them, and turn them into realities. We’ve incorporated lots of your ideas, from minor tweaks to massive features, to the point that we’re making all of you honorary Senior Vice Presidents of Brilliant Concepts at Vimeo. The check is in the mail.

(Quick note to impatient types: If you’ve had enough preamble and you’re itching to see what the new Vimeo is all about, go to vimeo.com/new. You can always read the warm and fuzzy conclusion to this post later.)

To achieve these goals, we improved Vimeo in thousands of ways. Here are just a few of the bigger changes that will make the new Vimeo hands down the best Vimeo of all time:

Brand New Video Page: Bigger videos, better tools, and new keyboard shortcuts.

Better Browsing: More ways to discover things you like.

Your “Inbox” Is Now Your “Feed”: A whole new vibe for your homepage.

Following: An easier way to keep up with what you care about.

Better Uploading: Upload multiple files and more.

More Privacy Control: Better control over who sees what.

Advanced Search: Get specific and find what you’re looking for.

Browse Videos With Creative Commons Licenses: Discover videos available under various CC licenses.

Recently Viewed + Related Videos: Handy lists of what you’ve seen and what you need to see.

To learn more about these new big things in more detail, head over to vimeo.com/new. It’s also the place where members can sign up to try the new Vimeo as we roll it out over the next few weeks. Go ahead - you know you want to check it out!

Finally, while we’re on this theme of bigness, it’s also important to mention that the big idea behind Vimeo has not changed — we’ve just updated it for 2012. Vimeo is still and will always be a friendly place to watch, share, discover, and be inspired. We still offer the highest quality video on the planet. We’re still not putting ads before, after, or on top of your videos. We’re still home to a respectful, supportive community of creators. And we still love video — and the people behind it — with all our

Enjoy the new Vimeo!

404 Comments

Ron Purtee

Cannot wait to try this out! Thanks guys & gals!

iLearnMac

This new version is much better, but i bet that some peoples gonna open some facebook group to tell they want the old Vimeo back ! :D

Martin Mahner

On your next redesign, could you increase the font size? 11px Verdana is kinda outdated in 2012.

Evan Gallagher

HOWS ABOUT LETTING ME WRITE IN ALL CAPS TO FULLY EXPRESS MY EMOTIONS!! Italics would be cool too
*edit* WHHOOAHHHH it works finally

Iacopo Boccalari

This redesign is just so much better!!! It just made my day!

Michael Coleman Plus

Congrats everyone on the new re-design...looking forward to the new changes.

Did Andrea win the coin toss for making it into the promo video? Thank god it wasn't like an apple promo video with tight shots of machine shops in China making widgets....hahah

Kevin Sweeney Staff

You just made this developer’s day! We can’t wait to show you more!

Evan Gallagher

Im game as long as you dont change the lay out once a week like facebook does... safbmx.blogspot.com

Erik Soriano

or: if it ain't broke, you didn't play with it hard enough :)

Aj Ilano

awesome! Can't wait! :D

Enthuzed.com

Vimeo is rad. Pretty Enthuzed about this!

mbiebusch

Cool! But where is the Windows Phone 7 app many people are waiting for?

Mike Pearce

All sounds good to me, can't wait to give it a go!! :)

Glen Canning

Looks great Vimeo team! Thanks for all the work.

Sundeep Toor Plus

Hello New Vimeo!
Well done to all the vimeo staff for making vimeo even more awesome :)

PROJECT-4D

Great work guys love the new look!
and ya hello my new baby :D

PAVZO

Congrats! Can't wait to get the new look!

Cheers from Bulgaria!

TriRide

Well done guys! Can't wait for it.

ds

Perfect, can´t wait!!!

danny.old

looks good. Also that you decided to purge a little bit.. And after all, i'm glad of the Super-sharp 960-pixel thumbnails-feature.

Big City Life

Awesome look, i want wait, congrats!!
Me parece genial la realizacion de un nuevo Vimeo, el look que tiene es genial, gracias y felicidades!

Daniel Hayek Staff

Nos alegra que te guste tanto, esperamos que todos lo disfrutaran muchísimo!

DICE VIDEO

Vimeo FTW! Been looking forward to some sort of an update for a while now. Can't wait to check it out. Great job guys!

Sebastian Huber

Can't wait to check the new site out! I'm thrilled to see the changes live :)

Article19 PRO

the biege is gone, now jesus can finally come back!

Scott Foley Plus

I am very excited to give it a test run. Once again, thank you all for making this community feel as if it is an actual community. 2012 is starting on the right note.

Jake Williams Plus

Vimeo absolutely killing it! Signed up, can't wait to check it out!

Lucas

Historically, I HATE change... But this looks awesome. Viva la Vimeo!

Gokmen

hello, guten tag, merhaba
shalom, bon jour, koniçiva
namaste, ciao, kalimera
rojbaş, pree-vyet, aloha

JonnySki

Dear Vimeo,

You're awesome.

Love,

Jonny

Jem Moore PRO

Way cool new Vimeo, can't wait to try it out...Now, what are those neato light-pads waving around in the first shot?

Josh Clarke

Probably the same magic they used with making the New Vimeo. :)

Peter Lewis

Well done! Now I love you even more.

WhoIsBrass

awesome. is there an ipad app yet?

Soxiam Staff

We're working on it now and we hope to make it available soon.

Jayhas

Hello New Vimeo! Just signed in, can't wait for it to be in effect.

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