Projects are an organizational tool available to all Vimeo members. Accessible through your Video Manager, projects help you sort your videos as you see fit and there is no limit to the number of projects you can create.
Projects function differently depending on your membership type:
- For PRO, Business, and Premium members, projects are a private workspace for collaboration. Contributors added to a project can upload, manage, replace, and embed videos within that specific project.
- For Plus and Basic members, projects are not shareable, linkable, or visible to anyone but the account owner (if you’d like to create groupings of videos to share, you’ll want to make an Album, Group, or Channel).
✦ Creating and adding videos to projects
To create projects and manage the videos inside them, log in to your Vimeo account and then go to your Videos page. On the top left, you’ll see a “New” dropdown menu. Click that, select “Project,” give it a name, then hit the “Create” button. Your brand new project will appear in the left navigation! Once you see it, you’ll be able to drag and drop videos into it.
The “All videos” button takes you to a list of all your videos, including ones that are inside projects and ones that are not. When you’re in the “All videos” view, you can move videos from one project to another. You can also select multiple videos at once by clicking the check box, and then dragging and dropping them to the desired project.
It’s not possible to put one video into multiple projects.
✦ Inviting contributors to projects
PRO, Business, and Premium members can use projects for collaboration. Any admins you’ve added to your account will have access to all your projects. You can limit access to a specific project by adding a team member as a contributor. Contributors can upload, replace, embed, and manage settings for videos within the project they’re invited to, but they can’t see other projects or videos, and can’t invite other contributors.
You can also add a contributor directly to a project from your Videos page. Select the project you want to add a contributor to, click the + icon (between your profile picture and the Videos page search bar) to pull up a menu that shows all the team members currently on the project (by default, it’s just you). Click “Add,” type in the email address of the contributor (associated with their personal Vimeo account if they’ve already created one), then hit the “Send” button to invite them to your project.
Once logged in, Contributors will see the option to switch between your account and their own from their profile picture menu. Then once they go to the Videos page, they will be able to only see the projects that they have been invited to.
You can track changes team members make to one of your videos on the History tab in its settings.
✦ Editing and deleting projects
If you hover over the project, you’ll see an ... icon appear. Clicking the icon will give you the options to “Rename” (self explanatory) or “Delete”. Choosing the “Delete” will bring up a confirmation module to delete the project, with the option to delete the videos within the project as well.