Wistia Updates

Video Startup Time & Exits Before Play added to Status Page

by Molly, Product @ Wistia
We have added two metrics to the Wistia status page (https://status.wistia.com/): Video Startup Time: Measures from when the player has been instructed to play the video to when the first frame of video is showing and the playhead is...
New

Google Sign On & Up

by Molly, Product @ Wistia
You can sign in (and sign up!) for Wistia using Google now. We finally made it to the future.
New

Goodbye, Wistia Labs 👋

by Molly, Product @ Wistia
Over the years, Wistia Labs has been a testing ground for some of our more experimental player features—with most of the tools being moved to a permanent home within Wistia. That means much of what was left on this page didn't have a ton...
Announcement

A few fixes to popover behavior

by Molly, Product @ Wistia
We have a handful of tweaks to the behavior & tracking of popover embeds coming in hot 🚀. The following bug fixes are now live: Turnstiles at the beginning of the video will no longer trigger "play" events if the popover is opened...
Improvement
Fix
Player & Embedding

Bug fix: Hiding controls on fullscreen

by Molly, Product @ Wistia
Bug: If you clicked the fullscreen button and didn't move the mouse at all afterward, the controls would never hide. If you were to refresh the page and click to play without moving the mouse, the controls might never hide. This is now...
Fix
Player & Embedding

Ability to show a popover without it autoplaying

by Molly, Product @ Wistia
Using Embed Options, you can now set a popover to not autoplay once it's opened. The viewer will need to click play themselves. The embed option is: The default behavior for popovers is that once clicked, they autoplay as soon as they...
Improvement
Player & Embedding

Ability to remove 'Click to play' on a looping video thumbnail

by Molly, Product @ Wistia
Using Embed Options, you can now remove the 'Click to play' option on the player when adding a looping video thumbnail by setting it to If you're unfamiliar with using Embed Options, you can learn more here, as well as read up on our...
Improvement
Player & Embedding

Bug fix: Popover video behavior on mobile

by Molly, Product @ Wistia
Bug: When watching a popover in full-screen, then exiting full-screen mode, the video would be either too small or too big for the page. This issue is now fixed. 🎉
Fix
Player & Embedding

A/B Testing in Wistia

by Carlon McPherson, Product Manager
New
Advanced Plan
You can now run A/B Tests in Wistia! This feature is only available for accounts on Wistia's Advanced Plan. A/B Testing in Wistia will allow you to test any two videos in your account. Test video customizations like calls-to-action...
A/B Testing in Wistia