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Grow your audience with new tools for social distribution

Vimeo Staff
February 14, 2018 by Vimeo Staff Staff

Update: This feature is available to all Plus, Pro, Business, and Premium plans! AND, you can now publish natively to LinkedIn’s Company Pages, as well as to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Distribution is arguably the most important step of any video or live stream. You’ve planned, you’ve worked hard, and you’re ready to share it with the world.

We’re introducing two new tools to simplify your distribution workflow, and to help your videos succeed out in the wild. For uploaded videos, you can now publish videos as native social posts. And for live events, you can now live stream simultaneously across multiple social platforms. Together, these updates give creators a central hub for managing and distributing their videos.

Simultaneous streaming

Live streaming across multiple destinations, or “simulcasting,” is one of the best ways to reach a wider audience, reduce bandwidth, and simplify your workflow. It’s been the top request from our live community, and within a select group of users who’ve already been using this feature, over 90% reported that it made it easier to grow their live audience. So we’re excited that live plans can now simultaneously live stream to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Periscope, and more — along with wherever you embed the Vimeo player.

Start from the Videos page to create an event. To set up streaming to social within a live event’s settings, you can go to the Social tab to connect to your social accounts. Once you’re in, you can automatically connect to Facebook (including all your different pages), and you can add YouTube and RTMP destinations by entering your stream info (provided by the destination).


Heads up: this doesn’t replace your live stream in the Vimeo player. You can still embed your event wherever you want, and fully customize that experience. Only now, you can do all that while you also stream all over social.

When you’re done live streaming, your event will be automatically archived in the highest quality, so you can easily download, review, and even replace post-event videos.

Publishing videos as native social posts

We’re also expanding the ability to publish videos as native posts to social destinations like Facebook and YouTube. Now, the feature is available to all Plus, PRO, Business, and live plans.

Because platforms tend to favor native uploads, publishing natively boosts your videos’ visibility, and helps you succeed wherever you choose to distribute videos. Instead of having to upload videos to each social account, you can publish from your Videos page in a couple clicks. Plus, you can track stats for your social posts right from your Vimeo stats dashboard. You can learn a lot more in this article.

Make it happen

Try it for yourself. You can publish a video from your videos page (just click Share then Publish to social on any video), and live members can add social destinations from the Social tab of an event’s settings page. Psst! Curious about live? Start a demo.

Along with other tools (like team members, albums, and version history, to name a few), these updates offer a single mission control for your videos — the best place to manage and distribute both live events and uploaded videos, whether it’s to your website, social platforms, or even custom apps with our APIs.

Let us know how these tools help you and your team. When you talk, we listen, and good things get even better. As always, you can find more details in our Help Center.

101 Comments

Tina_Rou

Very useful, thanks. I had trouble uploading to YouTube and social nets, it'll be easier now.
Very glad that it's available for Plus, I was sure they were gonna say - pay more money for Pro+ and then you'll become a rightful human))
So now I'm happy. I wish they gonna make Vimeo mainstream as YouTube)

Jamie McAleney Support

We're happy that you're happy! We'd love to hear your thoughts after using the product.

Tina_Rou

Plus isn't enough? You can still share videos, I mean

Earl J. Moniz Plus

Aloha all y'all Vimeo Staff ...

It does indeed sound quite intriguing. . .
I'll play with it soon...
* * *
I've always considered vimeo quality of video above the " let's make a cell phone video rabble" over on YT with all their vulgar and profane responses to what is actually a sincere effort on the part of many less video-fortunate to simply share their knowledge... (wink)

NOW, with the simul-cast function here... I never have to leave the comfort of my vimeo-homeplace in order to reach them over there in the "video badlands". . . (grin)
* * *
"Born on Valley Isle,
Home now, North Carolina;
Aloha y'all..."

Until that time. . .

Jamie McAleney Support

Glad to hear it, Earl. Have you had a chance to play with it yet? We'd love your feedback!

Crystal Pixel Films Plus

Wow, what a great feature addition, it works great and even just the speed savings of uploading only once to Vimeo is great. I love how it all folds back into Vimeo. Am I right in saying the stats between Vimeo and YouTube stay separate on the films vimeo page?

Jamie McAleney Support

Since different audiences exist on different platforms, this feature will make it easier for you to track the stats and engagement of your video on each particular platform right from a dashboard in your Vimeo account. You’ll also be able to compare video performance across social channels.

Please note that on Facebook, statistics will only reflect if the video was shared to a page, rather than to someone’s wall.

Jamie McAleney Support

BIG, ALL CAPS, YOU'RE VERY WELCOME! :) Do you have any feedback after using this tool?

Denver Real Estate Video News Plus

This is great however I noticed in Facebook, it does not show the final "call to action" screen created in Vimeo. the video ends just before it. In other platforms such as linked in, the call to action screen does show. Any ideas how to retain the "call to action" screen at the end in Facebook? Thank you!

Jamie McAleney Support

Sorry, call to action buttons are only available on the Vimeo player. When a stream is pushed to Facebook, it is then using the Facebook player, so only their options are available!

Ohana Films PRO

So does this mean Facebook will never allow embedding from Vimeo again? I was assuming the was the case anyway but this seems to reinforce it. Facebook is so useless now.

JJ Conway Plus

This!!

I'm so excited for this feature, and thank you for allowing it to be for Plus members too

Jamie McAleney Support

Happy to hear it, JJ! Have you had a chance to try it out yet? We'd love your thoughts.

JJ Conway Plus

I did, but unfortunately something got setup wrong and I had to disconnect it because it was posting videos with raw metadata rather than the final edited version that I saved. So for example: when I do an upload it will post to my wall "I just posted vid 23498.MP4"instead of "I just posted 12 ways to replace your income working from home"

Amy Horton Staff

Hi there JJ! Would you be able to write into us at support@vimeo.com with some more information (i.e. links to the videos and screenshots)? We'd like to troubleshoot with you and investigate this further.

Branford Community Television Business

For our workflow, this is the best new feature Vimeo has announced. If this works as expected, this may force us to re-consider getting the live membership as well.

Jamie McAleney Support

We're glad that you're happy with these recent updates! If you have any feedback for us or questions about live memberships, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Jamie McAleney Support

Thanks for reaching out. I've made note of your request to integrate with Patreon and will be sure to post updates as we expand publish to social to more platforms.

Rob Thomas Plus

Great new function! Will analytics be able to show combined stats from all publishing targets?

Jamie McAleney Support

Since different audiences exist on different platforms, this feature will make it easier for you to track the stats and engagement of your video on each particular platform right from a dashboard in your Vimeo account. You’ll also be able to compare video performance across social channels.

Please note that on Facebook, statistics will only reflect if the video was shared to a page, rather than to someone’s wall.

Amanda Plus

Great feature but do you have any plans to add LinkedIn to the list of social destinations?

Jamie McAleney Support

Thanks for reaching out, Amanda. I've made note of your request for a LinkedIn integration and will be sure to post updates as we expand publish to social to more platforms.

EDIT FINISH Plus

Maravilha! Isso será perfeito para nossos serviços AO VIVO.

Benoit Tordeurs PRO

centralisation, génial, pas de perte de fichiers, pas de perte de temps, de concentration, de l'ordre magnifique!'

sherrie hawker

I was not able to say something when I shared this on facebook. 4 some reason when I pushed on the keys they would not type. I am moved and want to cry and I do feel anger, but I will use that in passion for the betterment in helping however I can. agapa God's love, the creators love!

Iris Cooper Lange

I really don’t have anything to say yet, however when I know what I am doing, things will be different.

Jamie McAleney Support

You're very welcome. Let us know your thoughts after using the new tools!

Jamie McAleney Support

You're welcome. If you have any feedback for us, please let us know!

Jamie McAleney Support

We hope this was worth the wait! I'd love to hear your thoughts on the new updates.

Drysure Plus

I just tried sharing from the app and the video was shown as a link so I guess you must have to do this from the webpage and not the App.
When this is fixed it will be brilliant to share direct.

Artillery PRO

your description is misleading. If you just go to the video and click share on its page, you are clicking the standard share you have always had. You actually need to go into the settings and click the share icon in there to get the Youtube and Facebook options otherwise you are merely pasting a link into these platforms.

Drysure Plus

Thank you for your help. Really appreciate it.

Artillery PRO

If you could do this with Instagram it would be immense!

Jamie McAleney Support

Thanks for your interest in this feature. I have made note of your request to include an Instagram integration and will post updates as we expand publish to social to more platforms!

Accademia Infinita PRO

This is great news! Thank you for continuously improving Vimeo with such awesome features :)

Jamie McAleney Support

You're very welcome. We'd love to hear your thoughts on this!

Krishna De Plus

It was good to see these updates and I shared about them on my social networks and we will be covering it on my weekly live show about live streaming.

Having tested out the native sharing it would be good to have the option to schedule the video - this would enable us to be able to optimise the video as YouTube and Facebook have different features we can make use of including adding captions, adding relevant custom thumbnails tags and even adding the option to add a link for people to post to Messenger.

It would also be good to see native posting to Twitter too. When the API for LinkedIn and Instagram video posts natively is available that would also be great to have as a feature.

And being able to post in landscape, portrait and square formats on Vimeo and then share to social natively would be great - I am not sure if you accomodate portrait and square formats?

If the scheduling feature and the formats including posting natively to Twitter were available this could fundamentally change my workflow and I would certainly be using Vimeo more than I do currently as the hub of my video content.

Jamie McAleney Support

Thanks for the feedback. As far as scheduling goes, currently you must send the signal to Vimeo with your encoder manually at the time you wish to go live, and only once this stream is received, we send it to your destinations automatically.

I have made note of your request to other platforms and will post updates as we expand publish to social in the future!

Krishna De Plus

Thanks for your response. However, I think you misunderstood my feedback in terms of scheduling. I referred in my comment to the native sharing of video from Vimeo - not the live streaming feature you offer - so that we can fully put to use the custom options for Facebook video.

Jamie McAleney Support

Mind clarifying what you mean here? If you're asking whether or not you'll still have control over your website or blog, the answer is yes!

Paul Cronin Studios PRO

Sorry Jamie if I was not clear. My question is when if I put my videos on social, will I still have control of who can embed them or will the social sites take them and use them as Facebook can.

Jamie McAleney Support

Once a video is published to a social site like Facebook, they are seen as native uploads to that platform. This means that the video will act as it would on Facebook and won't carry over any privacy settings from Vimeo.

Paul Cronin Studios PRO

Thanks Jamie,
Glad someone could answer my question. Shame Facebook can use what ever you post, that stops me from using sponsored content.

SCANPAN A/S Plus

Good news! It would be nice to be able to post directly on Instagram too, though.

Jamie McAleney Support

Thanks for your interest in this feature. I have made note of your request to include an Instagram integration and will post updates as we expand publish to social to more platforms!

Jamie McAleney Support

You're welcome :) If you have any thoughts or questions after using, let us know!

Edu Lion

Is it possible to schedule the video?
Thanks in advance,
Lion.

Jamie McAleney Support

As far as scheduling goes, currently you must send the signal to Vimeo with your encoder manually at the time you wish to go live, and only once this stream is received, we send it to your destinations automatically. We will pass along your interest in a scheduling feature to our product team-- thanks!

Saftig PRO

This is great, but it sucks big time that the Thumbnails dont translate to youtube;(

Artillery PRO

agreed, and thumbnails in youtube are a right pain.

Jamie McAleney Support

Sorry for the trouble, but we don't have plans to force thumbnails on other platforms. Depending on the platform you can use their thumbnail features though!

Saftig PRO

you should make that a key part of your plan, I think this is one of the better ideas that you guys have had in a long time, but if I have to go to every platform to adjust my videos there really is no point in using it for me any way.

Jamie McAleney Support

Thank you for the feedback! We'll be sure to pass this along to our product team.

Michael Dillon Plus

Sounds great, but will combined views across platforms be reflected in the the Vimeo view count or will they remain separate?

Jamie McAleney Support

The play counts will be counted towards the native social platform you've posted to. So if you received 20 views on FB, you would see those 20 plays listed there rather than your Vimeo.com video page. That said, the stats dashboard will have an all encompassing view of plays from different platforms! You'll see plays, likes, and comments per channel, side by side, so you can compare what’s working on each platform, and optimize accordingly.

Brix and Bailey

This is perfect for Fashion Weeks - it can be tricky organizing everything on the go!

Jamie McAleney Support

I can imagine! Let us know how it goes once you get a chance to try it out :)

Angel

Thanks, but get back with you on the 21/18, have great day.

Angel

P.S don't put a app on my account yet.

Jamie McAleney Support

You're welcome! Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback!

Kevin Kolbe Media Plus

Love. This. Love that a platform finally has creatives in mind allowing us to share and not just confining us to that platform. This is a REALLY big deal. Well played Vimeo!

Jamie McAleney Support

Thanks for the kind words, Kevin. If you have any questions or feedback after trying out the tool, please let us know!

Jeremy Nicholl PRO

Will this allow me to publish my videos to another party's Facebook page from my Vimeo account? A charity wants to publish a series I'm filming on their Facebook page and upload it from their Facebook account because FB favors native uploads. I want them to use the series, but I'd rather upload the films from my Vimeo account to their Facebook account as a native upload so I can track the viewings. But is that possible? I suspect that something in the system will only allow my to upload to my own Facebook account and not anyone else's.

Jamie McAleney Support

Hey Jeremy! If you want to post directly to your employer's Facebook business page, then your employer can make you an admin on the FB page. That way you can connect your own Facebook account and choose to publish on the specific business page.

Robotboot Plus

when i hit publish to social nothing happens...is this broke?

Jamie McAleney Support

Uh oh! We'll need a bit more information to troubleshoot this with you. Please reach out to our support staff directly at vimeo.com/help/contact and we'll follow up asap!

Jamie McAleney Support

Glad you're liking this new feature, Andy! I've made note of your request to integrate with LinkedIn in the future, and I'll be sure to post updates as we expand publish to social to more platforms.

fgplus Plus

Awesome feature! LinkedIn integration would be great for most of my clients, any ideas on when or if it will be included? Thanks!

N. G. Spencer

English soundtrack only, no video, no instructions, just sales-talk.
I still don't know how to stream live in an emergency.

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