With albums, you can organize videos together to share publicly or privately. An album is a great way to share in-progress cuts or showcase final reels. And with password-protection, you can control exactly who gets to see each of your albums.
Basic members can create up to three albums. Upgrading to Vimeo Plus, PRO, Business, or Live will let you create unlimited albums.
You’ll find your albums by hovering over your profile image and clicking “Collections,” or from the “More” drop-down link on the top left of your profile page.
You’ll also be able to access and manage your albums in the left navigation of your videos page, below your projects.
Creating an album
There are several ways to create an album — from Collections, from your Videos page, and from an individual video.
To create an album from the albums page, hover your mouse over your profile image in the top navigation bar and click Collections. From there, scroll down to albums, click “Create new album,” add in the album title and description, choose the privacy setting, and add in the videos you’d like to include in the album. While your videos can’t appear in more than one project, you can add videos to more than one album.
To create an album from your Videos page, hover over your profile image in the top navigation bar and click “Videos,” and then click the "+" sign next to "Albums" on the sidebar. You’ll see a lightbox that asks for the album’s title, description, and privacy setting (“Anyone” or “Password”). To create an album from an individual video’s page, click the "Collections" button that appears in the video player (it looks like a stack of paper). Click the + icon next to “albums,” enter the album title, and click “add" to create the album.
You’ll also be able to edit any albums you create from your Videos page.
To add a video to an album, head to the Videos page, then expand the list of your albums on the left sidebar. Next, click "All videos," and drag and drop the videos you'd like to add into the album. You can also drag multiple videos at once by clicking the checkbox next to the video thumbnail.
To add a video from the video page directly, click the "Add to collections" button (it looks like a stack of papers) on the right side of the video, then select the album from the lightbox that appears.
You can arrange your albums from your Videos page. Just hover over your profile picture, click “Videos,” and then select “Albums” from the left sidebar and open the album you’d like to arrange. Once there, you can drag and drop the album’s videos into the order you choose.
If you decide you don’t want a video in your album, go to the Videos page, expand the albums menu on the left sidebar, and then select the album you’d like to remove videos from. Hover over the video you’d like to take out, and then click the X that comes up.
Removing a video from an album won’t remove the video from your Videos page.
The cover of an album will consist of the video thumbnails from the three first videos inside that album.
You can designate an album’s privacy by choosing “Password” when you’re creating the album. If you’d like to change an album’s privacy later, just go to your Videos page, select the album from the left-hand sidebar, and click “Edit Info” on the top right of the page. A lightbox will appear, and you can edit the privacy there. All videos within this album can now be shared securely with your friends and family.
When you’re looking at your albums on your Videos page, the albums’ privacy will be denoted with a little lock icon next to the album name. Please note that private albums will not display the grid of three video thumbnails cover to ensure the security of the videos within.
If you add a private video to an album, what happens with that video depends on the privacy settings of your album. Putting a private video in a public album does not make the video public. Only you (and anyone else with the password to the video) will be able to see the video within the album.
If you add a private video to a password-protected album, anyone with the password to the album will be able to watch any private videos within it, without having to enter any additional passwords. This method is great if you want to share groups of private videos with your friends and family.
Sharing an album
Go to your Videos page and click "Albums" on the left sidebar, or hover over your profile image in the top navigation bar, then click "Collections," then click "View All" next to your albums.
Hover over the album you want to share, then click the “Share” button that appears over the album (it looks like a little paper airplane). A lightbox will appear with options to get a link to share on social media, or input email addresses and send to recipients that way.