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---
layout: handbook-page-toc
title: "Vimeo"
description: "Vimeo is a video hosting, sharing, and services platform. "
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## On this page
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### About Vimeo

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Vimeo is a video hosting, sharing, and services platform. 

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### Acesss

Everyone in GitLab will have access to Vimeo through Okta ([see related issue](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/gl-security/zero-trust/okta/-/issues/201#note_438418851)). If a higher permission set is required, [please follow the access request process](https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/business-ops/team-member-enablement/onboarding-access-requests/access-requests/) as outlined in the business operations handbook.

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#### User Roles

[Managing team members on your account](https://vimeo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/224818687-Managing-team-members-on-your-account)

1. Uploaders
1. Viewers
1. Contributors
1. Admins
1. Owners

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### Support

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1. [Contact Support](https://vimeo.com/help/contact)
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1. [Help Center](https://vimeo.com/help)
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### Training

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1. [Onboarding Call (GitLab team - internal use only) 202005](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k61AoPcGBNtXIUltYEHOk6_9vFBUDGYB/view?usp=sharing)
1. [Training Call (GitLab team - internal use only) 202006](https://drive.google.com/file/d/14jHp_nZGVBml7ipz1ZpeCvuAJInrADdk/view?usp=sharing)
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1. [Video School](https://vimeo.com/blog/category/video-school)

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### Live Events

#### Create a live event

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##### Step 1
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1. Select `Live Events` in the left sidebar menu.
1. Click `Create live event` under the list of events in the table. You can also click the `New video` button in the top-left corner and select `Create live event`. 
1. A dialogue box will pop up asking you to fill in some details about your event. In the `Event title` field, title your event. 
1. Select whether this will be a one-time or recurring event.
1. Select a start date (if applicable; optional). 
1. If you select a start date, the time field will activate allowing you to input a time (if applicable, optional).
1. Choose the privacy for this event. The available options are: `Public`, `Only me`, `Password`, `People I follow`, `Private link`, or `Hide from Vimeo`. See detailed explanations of these options in the [privacy settings overview](#privacy-settings-overview).
1. Click `Next`.

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##### Step 2
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1. On the next page, choose settings for your live event. Under the `Event` tab in the left-hand sidebar, toggle the `Chat` functionality on or off (appears only on Vimeo where you choose to embed). [See more info on enabling, disabling, and moderating chat](https://vimeo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040771772-Enabling-disabling-and-moderating-chat).
1. In `Viewing privacy` you can select different privacy options for your live event.
1. Enter a description for your live event under the `Description` field. 
1. Under the video preview, you can choose a thumbnail for your video cover and edit the start time of the event.
1. Under the `Embed` tab, select the options you would like to toggle on or off before generating your embed code. First, select the preferred embed privacy. You can choose `Anywhere`, `Nowhere`, or `Specific domains`. [See live event privacy settings](#live-event-privacy-settings).
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1. Under `Video Controls` toggle on/off the options for your live event.  [See more about customizing the embedded player and adding embed presets](https://vimeo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/224972808-Customizing-the-embedded-player).
1. Choose your preferred interaction tool and its respective settings (optional). See [interaction tools](#interaction-tools) for more detail.
1. Under the `Destinations` tab, select where you will be streaming your live event. Available destinations to stream: Vimeo. [More destinations coming soon](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/marketing/marketing-operations/-/issues/3872). Click `Next`. 
1. Vimeo will ask permission to use your device's microphone and camera. After acceptance, a low-res preview will be made available to test audio/video input/output. Notice a new sidebar menu available to manage the stream including: Destinations, [Chat](https://vimeo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040771772-Enabling-disabling-and-moderating-chat), [Polls](https://vimeo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002126447), [Q&A](https://vimeo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360044207351-Live-Q-A), [Graphics](https://vimeo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360029427951-Graphic-overlays), and [Stream Health](https://vimeo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360034657071-Stream-health-monitoring). One or more of these features may not be enabled based on the set up of your live event. 
1. Once you've configured all your live stream settings and have successfully completed a dry-run, click the `Go Live` button in the top-right corner. 

### Chat

https://vimeo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040771772-Enabling-disabling-and-moderating-chat

Chat is disabled by default. You can enable it in [step 2 of creating a live event](#step-2). As the event owner, you have the ability to moderate chat including comment deletion and banning capabilities. 

### Destinations

Vimeo supports [simulcasting](https://vimeo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000352508-Simulcast-overview) which allows for simultaneous streaming on Facebook Live, YouTube, LinkedIn, and any custom RTMP destination.

[Coming soon.](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/marketing/marketing-operations/-/issues/3872)

### Interaction tools

[Interaction tools](https://vimeo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115007469788-Video-interaction-tools-overview) allow you to engage with your audience at meaningful points within the video, and give them the opportunity to connect to additional external sites or resources.

1. `Email capture` can appear before, during, or after a video, with the option to withhold your video behind the email capture field, or let viewers skip it.
1. `Cards` are a customizable, notification-style layer that Business members can set to appear during playback and remain on the screen for six seconds. 
1. `End screens` let you determine exactly what appears when videos finish playing. 
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### Privacy settings overview

https://vimeo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/224817847-Privacy-settings-overview

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1. `Anyone` - Allow anyone to see this video.
1. `Only me` - Make this video visible to me and no one else
1. `Only people I follow` - Make my videos visible only to people I follow on Vimeo (Note: this setting will make it so that people you follow will see your video in their feeds)
1. `Only people I choose` - I'll select people with whom I want to share this video (Note: this setting will only work for sharing with other Vimeo members you follow)
1. `Only people with a password (Plus + Pro + Business + Premium only)` - Protect this video with a password (Note: you can share password-protected videos with non-Vimeo members). 
1. `Only people with the private link (Plus + Pro + Business + Premium only)` - Make video visible only to people who have the link. (Your video cannot appear in channels or groups, and any credits you’ve added will be removed.)
1. `Hide this video from vimeo.com (Plus + Pro + Business + Premium only)` - This video can be embedded on other sites but can’t be viewed on vimeo.com. (Your video cannot appear in channels and groups but can still be added to showcases and portfolios.)

#### Live event privacy settings

https://vimeo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001205427-Changing-the-privacy-settings-of-your-Live-videos

1. `Anywhere` is fully open privacy.
1. `Nowhere` disables embedding completely.
1. `Only on sites I choose` allows you to input the specific URLs that are allowed to host the embedded player.
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### Implementation

[See epic for more info](https://gitlab.com/groups/gitlab-com/marketing/-/epics/1100). 

### Integrations

#### Okta

[In progress](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/gl-security/zero-trust/okta/-/issues/201). 

#### Social Media

[Coming soon](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/marketing/marketing-operations/-/issues/3872).

#### Google Tag Manager

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[Coming soon](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/marketing/marketing-operations/-/issues/3770).