Albums allow you to organize videos into sets. You can create Albums and add your own videos or other relevant videos you come across on Vimeo.
If you've uploaded a lot of videos of your lovable cats, you can create an Album labeled “Cats” with those videos, then share your new Album with all your cat-loving friends.
As a Basic member, you can create up to three Albums. You can create unlimited Albums when you upgrade to Vimeo Business, PRO, or Plus.
Creating an album
To create an Album, hover your mouse over your profile image in the top navigation bar and click Collections. From there, you'll click Create new Album. Alternately, you can head to one of your video pages and click the collections button that appears in the video player. Click the + icon next to “Albums,” enter the Album title, and click “add" to create the Album.
You can easily arrange the order of videos in your Album. Go to your Album and click Settings. From there, choose the Videos tab and select the way you'd like to arrange your videos in the drop down menu next to “Always arrange by.” If you choose to arrange your videos manually, you can drag and drop up to 100 videos in the order you'd like.
If you decide you don’t want a video in your Album, go to the Video tab in your Album's settings. You can delete it by clicking the red X on the thumbnail of the video. You can always add the video back into the Album if you change your mind.
If a video that was previously removed is added back to an Album, the video will return to its original spot in the Album. For example, if your Album is sorted by Most Recent, the video’s placement will be based on the time it was originally added, not the time you re-added it.
When you create an Album, Vimeo generates a default thumbnail, which is from the last video added to the Album. You can keep the default thumbnail, or choose a thumbnail from any video in the Album, but private Albums will not display a thumbnail image to ensure the security of the videos within.
You can create a private Album by clicking Settings on your Album page and heading to the Privacy tab. Check the box next to "Password protect this Album," choose a password, and click Save Changes. All videos within this Album can now be shared securely with your friends and family.
Please note that private Albums will not display a thumbnail 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 access 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
Hover over your profile image in the top navigation bar, then click Collections, then click View All next to your Albums.
Click on the Album you want to share, then click Share this Album. To share the Album with friends that have Vimeo accounts of their own, enter their screen names and click Send. To email the Album to your non-Vimeo friends, simply enter their email addresses and send.
Another way to share your Album is to publish it as a playlist. You can use any of your Albums as a playlist by making it into a widget and embedding it on your site.
To create a playlist widget, head to this page: https://vimeo.com/tools/widget. You’ll want to click Create a Hubnut. Select “My Albums” from the top drop down menu next to “Choose a video stream,” and in the next drop down menu, select your Album. Once you've customized your Hubnut to your liking, grab the embed code and embed it on your site for the whole world to enjoy!
Please note that Hubnuts will not show private videos, and they are currently flash-based. This means that you will not be able to view your Hubnut on mobile.