Vimeo PRO and Business members have the ability to create video review pages, making it easy to gather feedback and securely share rough cuts. These pages are semi-private, unlisted, and mobile-compatible, so you can easily share them with reviewers — even if they don’t have Vimeo accounts. Your reviewers can also add time-coded notes, right in the video, to streamline your video review process.
If you are a Basic or Plus member, you'll need to upgrade to PRO or Business to unlock review pages for your videos.
Enabling review pages
To access your video review page link, you must first enable it in your video settings. Click the Settings button beneath the player on your video page, navigate to the Privacy tab, check the box next to “Yes, enable video review page” and hit Save.
Once enabled, you can access your video review page link in your video settings under the Privacy tab or via the Review page button beneath the player on your video page. This button is only visible to you, the video owner. To share your review page, you’ll need to copy the private link and send it to your reviewers directly.
Time-coded notes help you seamlessly gather feedback on your video review page from reviewers.
Enabling time-coded notes
If you want reviewers to be able to leave time-coded notes on your review page, make sure you have notes enabled in your review page settings. Click the gear icon in the top right corner of your review page, activate the “Allow notes on this review page" setting, and hit Save. You will receive an email notification whenever a note is left on one of your review pages.
Leaving a time-coded note
Anyone with access to your review page can click anywhere on the video to leave a time-coded note. Each note is associated with a blue dot in the frame of the video and a white marker in the play bar.
If the reviewer is logged in to Vimeo, their name and profile picture will be associated with their notes. If the person leaving feedback doesn’t have a Vimeo account, all they have to do is provide a name when they leave a note on your review page.
If the reviewer is viewing your review page on an iPhone, your video will only playback in fullscreen. As a result, they'll need to exit the iOS player to leave a note. The frame at the moment they exited the iOS player will appear in-line on your review page, and the review can tap anywhere in the frame to leave a note.
Finding your feedback
All notes appear in a feed on the right side of the page, organized by time-code. Clicking on a note in the feed takes you to that exact spot in the video. When you click on a white marker in the play bar, the associated note will become highlighted, and you’ll be taken to that specific place in the video as well.
Replying to, editing, and deleting notes
You and other reviewers can respond to feedback by hitting “Reply” on a time-coded note. Reviewers can edit or delete their own notes. As the video owner, you can delete any note or reply to a note on your review page.
Time-coded notes double as “to-dos.” As you incorporate the feedback into your video edits, click the gray checkmark at the top of a time-coded note to resolve it. Resolving a note will strikeout its text and the text of any of its replies. You can un-resolve a note by simply clicking the checkmark again.
If there is a ton of existing feedback on your review page, reviewers can click the “Hide Notes” button to hide the feed and focus solely on your video. They can still leave time-coded notes when the feed is hidden, and clicking the “Show Notes” button will bring back the feed.
Managing your review page settings
Downloads: You can enable or disable the ability to download your video on the Privacy tab in your video settings. If downloads are enabled, anyone with access to your review page will be able to download your video by clicking the cloud icon in the top right corner of your review page. Viewers can choose to download the video in any resolution or download your source file if you have source file storage enabled.
Privacy: If your video is password-protected, then that same password will be required to view the review page. For all other privacy settings, the review page will be viewable to anyone with the direct link.
Time-coded notes: To allow reviewers to leave time-coded notes on your review page, make sure you have notes enabled in your review page settings.
Video description: Reviewers can access your video description by clicking the information icon in the top right corner of your review page.
Vimeo logo: By default, the Vimeo logo appears in the top left corner of your review page. To remove it, click the gear icon in the top right corner of your review page, deactivate the “Display Vimeo Logo” setting, and hit Save.
Stats for your review page
If you are interested in the impressions, plays, finishes and downloads from your review page, go to your Source URL report, expand the vimeo.com row in the Source URL column, and look for your review page link.
Review page for 360 video
Vimeo PRO and Business members can use the video review page to share their 360 video quickly and securely. The review page’s in-video notes are not currently supported for 360 video and will be disabled automatically.