Wistia Updates

Introducing: Wistia Channels

by Molly, Product @ Wistia
New
Advanced Plan
With Wistia Channels, you can easily turn a collection of videos into a show-stopping experience. Read more here: https://wistia.com/learn/product-updates/introducing-wistia-channels.
Introducing: Wistia Channels

Automatically order captions for videos uploaded to Wistia

by Carlon McPherson, Product Manager
We have added a new account setting that will make it even easier for you to caption your videos. Account Owners can select which type of captions they'd like to order (professional or automated) as well as if they'd like to review or...
New

Player Animation & Behavior Improvements

by Molly, Product @ Wistia
We have two small but delightful updates to the Wistia player live now: A more refined and smooth play / pause animation Standard embeds now behave much better with CSS transforms and zoom
Improvement
Player & Embedding

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

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

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

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