Published, Unpublished, & Private Share Settings

There are three settings to choose from to share or hide your videos from your viewers: published, unpublished, and private share. 

Published Videos

  • - Visible on Vidaster site 
  • - Embed ready
  • - Playback pages can be viewed on the site itself or through the 'See it live!' link on the Manage Videos Page

Private Videos

  • - NOT Visible on Vidaster site 
  • - NOT Embed ready
  • - Playback pages can be viewed through the 'See it live!' link on the Manage Videos Page

Private Share Videos 

  • - NOT Visible on Vidaster site 
  • - Embed Ready 
  • - Playback pages can be viewed through the 'See it live!' link on the Manage Videos Page
  • - Provides a unique URL with a private share key to access the video playback page 

Private Share Use Cases:

1. Internal Review: You are building your site or you want to easily share the playback page for review within your internal team who may not be Vidcaster admins.

2. Embed on another site: You want to embed the video on another site and not have it display within your Vidcaster gallery site. 

3. Send via email using email embed: Have sensitive content or sales materials you want to send to a collegue, mailing list, or prospect? Turn the video on Private Share, then use the embed builder to create a trackable embed for email. This content will not be visiable or available on the Vidcaster gallery site. 

You can update the privacy setting of your video either through a bulk action in the Manage Videos for published and unpublished or access all three options on the Edit Video page. 

How to Turn on Private Share:

1. In the Edit Video page, select 'Private Share' from the options listed in the Video Privacy drop down under the video preview. 

2. A private share link will appear. This is a unique link with a private share key associated to the playback page. **Please note: Any anytime, you can refresh the link key and any previously used private share links or private share embeds will deactivate. 

3. Click 'Save' on the Edit Video page to activate the private share link. 

Embed a Private Share Video:

Once you have activated the private share link following the instructions below, you can either use the private share embed code on the Edit Video page  or use the Embed Builder as normal to build a video embed. 

Private Share Link Tip:

When copying and pasting the private share link into an email or document, the last part of the link '==' may not be included in the default hyperlink. If not included in the hyperlink or url destination, it will result in a 404 error page for the end user. Please ensure the entire link including '==' is hyperlinked.