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Why should I start a Vidme Channel?

  • Opportunity to be an early member of a fast-growing, new community built for creators.
  • Community-curated front page helps new content get discovered.
  • Awesome, highly collaborative community.
  • Human-powered customer service and copyright teams.
  • One-click tool for simple video uploads direct from other platforms.
  • Tools to connect your other video and social media platforms.
  • Deep integration with Reddit community.
  • Easily receive tips on your videos.
  • More monetization opportunities coming soon!

How do I upload?

You can upload videos with our iPhone app, Android app, or right here on the Vidme website. There are also other apps and tools built on Vidme for you to check out.

What formats do you support?

Vidme supports pretty much any video format. If you run into a problem while uploading, just email us and someone from our team will help you troubleshoot.

Are there upload limits?

  • Without an account, you can upload 256MB videos up to 30 minutes long.
  • With an account, you can upload 1GB videos up to 30 minutes long. Your videos can play back in HD unless they're NSFW.
  • If you're uploading original content, you can apply to have your channel verified. Verified channels can upload 20GB videos with no duration limit.

How do I edit or delete my videos?

Start by creating an account before you upload videos. Accounts are optional, but having one means you’ll have easy access to all of the features of the platform, including managing your videos. If you upload a video without creating an account, you’ll be shown a “delete link” at the bottom of your video. Save this link if you think you’ll want to delete your video later. Note: If your browser doesn't accept cookies (or you have an extension like AdBlock that blocks cookies), your deletion link may not appear.

What’s the best way to migrate my videos from another platform?

Vidme makes it easy to transfer content from other platforms using our URL upload tool. Simply copy and paste the URL of your original video into our upload modal. If you’re moving over a large library, we recommend spacing out the publish dates of individual videos. Spacing out your uploads gives your content a greater chance to be discovered via the “Recent uploads” feeds.

What does it mean to be verified?

Getting verified unlocks all of Vidme’s awesome features. Visit our verification page to review all the sweet perks.

How do I get verified?

Just visit our verification page to apply. Someone will reply to you via email once our team has had a chance to review your application. You should hear back from us within about 72 hours (maybe a little longer if it’s over the weekend).

How do I become a featured channel?

Featured channels are hand picked by the Vidme team.

I just uploaded a video but don’t see it in the “Recent videos” feed. What gives?

Only videos from verified channels are eligible to appear in the “Recent videos” feed.

How do I get my videos featured on the "Team picks" feed?

Email us to have one of your videos considered for feature in the “Team picks” feed. While we’d love to feature every request, that’s unfortunately not possible. Please don’t get discouraged if we don’t pick your video.

How do I add my videos to categories?

Only verified channels can publish their videos into categories.

How do #hashtags work?

Hashtags help people find your video more easily using Vidme search. It’s usually best to include them at the bottom of your video description.

How do I send messages?

On the web, you’ll find an envelope icon near the top of the channel page of all Vidme creators. Click to open the messaging module. To review your entire inbox, click your avatar at the top right of your browser window. If you’re receiving undesirable messages, you can mute users here. Messaging is not currently available on iOS or Android.

How do I increase engagement on my videos and get more followers?

Always share your videos on social media to help maximize their reach. And remember to post your videos in /r/videos and /r/vidmeos. Ask viewers to like and follow your channel in your videos and/or video descriptions. Also make sure to comment on and upvote other creators’ videos (but please don’t spam them)...hopefully they’ll return the favor!

How can I connect with other creators?

Explore the Vidme community and upvote and comment on the videos of creators you love. You can also use Vidme messaging to contact them directly. Don’t forget to follow them on their other platforms too. We’re always working on new tools to help creators discover each other’s channels and connect more easily.

How do I receive tips?

For now, only verified channels are eligible to receive tips. Visit vid.me/earn for more information about our tipping beta.

How do I redeem tips?

Email us if you want to cash out and we’ll arrange to transfer funds to you via Paypal. Vidme holds all tipped money in separate account.

What are video points?

Your video points score is the sum of all upvotes on videos posted to your channel.

What are comment points?

Your comment points score is the sum of all upvotes on comments you’ve posted around Vidme.

How do I upload/edit thumbnails?

Click the three dots under the video player and choose “Upload thumbnail.” In this panel, you can either select a frame from the video to be used as your thumbnail or you can upload a custom one.

What’s the aspect ratio for thumbnails?

16:9.

What size should my profile photo be?

Anything larger than 100 x 100 should work.

What size should my cover photo be?

1200x800 should work well. Please note that the cover photo takes up the full page width, so some of it may be clipped depending on the size of your browser window. If you want to make it a centered logo, you may want to upload a cover photo that's designed with some extra space around the edges.

Where can I get some Vidme swag?

Nowhere yet, but it’s coming soon! OG creators will get the best stuff.

How do I contact you?

Just visit our contact page to email us or our social media page for everything else. We’d love to hear from you!