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
New

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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Improvement

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
Announcement
Player & Embedding

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
New

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

Channel Custom Font Application Updates

by Meg Salisbury
Today we're releasing an update to how Custom Fonts in Channels are applied - making them more consistent across your Channels for maximum brand impact while also using our core font where needed to support Accessibility and responsive...
Player & Embedding
Improvement

New Video Customize and Channel Editor Options

by Meg Salisbury
We've rolled out three new updates to Wistia - an option to manage transcripts for your videos, control their appearance in Channel embeds, and an update to our default alignment behavior in Channel embeds. Video Transcripts When we...
Player & Embedding
Improvement

Removing Beta Flag to Disable the Accessible Player and Checklist

by Meg Salisbury
Starting today we are beginning the removal of our "Disable Player Accessibility and UI Updates" beta flag in Account Settings. Only a small number of accounts that had this flag checked will be impacted. The removal of this flag will...
Player & Embedding