Wistia Updates

New Viewer Roles in Channels

by Josh Johnson
Users who can already manage users and permissions can now add users in a new Viewer role in your Channels.  This allows the invited user to log on and view your content. This is useful when you want to share channel content and get
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Position and Themes for Annotations

by Meg Salisbury
You can now manage the position (left, right) and theme (light, dark) of your video annotations directly in Customize! Previously, these options were available by modifying the annotation plugin. We hope you take advantage of these
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The IE 11 end-of-life Plan for Embeddables

by Meg Salisbury
Starting 1/1/22 we will no longer be supporting IE 11 for our audio player, video player, Channels, and other embeddables. This means that video and audio embeds viewed on IE 11 will continue to have uninterrupted playback. Certain Channel
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Player & Embedding

Playlists, Password Protect, and Channel Popover Embed Updates

by Meg Salisbury
We have a few updates today! Playlists As of early 2019 we deprecated our Playlist functionality - existing playlists would continue to work, but no new playlists could be created. We are discontinuing engineering support as well - no
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Channel Embeds now support a Headerless State

by Meg Salisbury
You asked, we listened! Many of our customers love Channels, but want to be able to embed just the “Body” content of the Channel - the videos and podcast episodes - rather than everything and a Header. You can now toggle the Header on or
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New Channel Layout Option!

by Meg Salisbury
We’ve released a long-awaited layout option for Channels this week - List View! We received a lot of feedback after the launch of our podcasting features that our customers were looking for a layout that de-emphasized thumbnails, displayed
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Search for a Podcast to Import

by Josh Johnson
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Don’t have your RSS feed handy? No problem! We’ve made it easier than ever to import your podcast into Wistia. Simply type in the title of your podcast, click it in the list, and we’ll bring all your media files and podcast metadata into
Search for a Podcast to Import

Updated Channel Editor User Experience

by Meg Salisbury
Today we released an updated user experience for the Channel Editor! After combing through user feedback and thinking about the information architecture of this area of our product, we landed on some design and organization updates that we
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Improvements to Customize Save & Navigation Experience

by Meg Salisbury
Today we released a significant improvement to Customize for Audio and Video medias in Wistia. What you experienced before is the Save and Navigation flow within Customize that we have had for a few years - a side nav that enabled you...
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