What do the different privacy settings do?
Vimeo respects your videos and your right to decide who watches them. Privacy options allow you to upload videos and choose who can see them. To access the privacy settings of your video, click the 'settings' button represented by the gear icon on the top right-hand side of any video page. There are two options - public, and private.
Public videos are available to anyone on the internet.
Private videos allow you to choose from the following options (and do not appear on any public listings or search results):
• Nobody else means only you will be able to see this video.
• My contacts will only be available to your contacts on Vimeo.
• People you choose allows you to individually choose Vimeo users who are cleared to watch this video.
• Password protected videos will require a password that you choose. You can also embed this video on another site and it will ask for the password there.
Can I share a private video?
You can only share password-protected videos with someone. If you share a password-protected video, an email will be sent with the password inside the email.
Can I share lots of private videos all at once?
Yes, you can set many videos to any privacy setting and then add and share them with Private Albums.
Are private videos indexed by search engines?
No, private videos will not show up in search on Vimeo or in other search engine results.
Why would I make my videos private?
Make videos private if you don't want the whole world to see them. Sometimes you might want to keep a video private so you can get feedback on it or just share it with your close personal friends. Privacy options are available so you can have complete control over who sees your videos.
Can I change the privacy settings at anytime?
Anytime! To access the privacy settings of your video, click the 'Settings' button represented by the gear icon on the top right-hand side of any your video pages.
How do I stop users of downloading my videos?
If you do not want your videos to be downloaded by others, click the 'Settings' button represented by the gear icon on the top right-hand side of any your video pages. From there, deselect allowing users to download your video.
How do I change the privacy on all my videos at once?
Global settings allow you to apply privacy preferences to all of your existing videos and set preferences for future uploads. Go to your profile and select the Settings gear icon. Choose the Video Preferences tab and make your choices!