Product Spotlight: See What’s New in Wistia [March 2023]

We’ve got the spotlight on product updates for search experience and enhanced editing capabilities — these updates will help you work faster and more efficiently than ever before.

March 29, 2023

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Elise Beck

Product Marketing

Spring is here, and we’ve got a fresh round of Wistia product updates! From a slick new search experience to enhanced editing capabilities, these updates will help you work faster and more efficiently than ever before. We can’t wait to show off everything we released this March. Let’s dive in!

Anonymous download permissions

We’re so excited to bring back this highly-requested feature! With the latest update, you can once again let anyone view and download the videos associated with a Project without having to add them to your Wistia account as a user.

To enable this feature, simply navigate to any Project and select “Permissions” in the side menu. From there, you can set your permissions to allow anyone with the link to download media associated with that project.

Retained viewer player settings in Channels

Your viewers can now enjoy a seamless binge-watching experience without having to adjust the player settings for each new video in a Channel. With this update, each viewer’s volume, play speed, and captions settings will carry over to all the other videos within a Channel. Best of all, this feature is automatically enabled for all Channels, so you don’t need to take any action. So sit back, relax, and let the good times roll!

An all new search experience

We recently upgraded our search functionality to provide faster and more relevant results, and now we’re excited to introduce a sleek new design that makes it even easier to find what you’re looking for!

When you begin your search, you’ll see “quick results” in a dropdown for speedy access. For more in-depth results, simply hit enter.

When it comes to collaborating with your team, we made it easier to share search results. Just copy the link at the top of the page and the search terms you’ve entered will populate for other teammates with your same permissions.

And we’re not done yet! We’ve got even more improvements in the works, including additional filters for even more precise results. So stay tuned for more search updates.

Enhanced editing capabilities

We’ve been hard at work refining the editing experience in Wistia to help you take your videos to the next level.

One of our latest enhancements includes improvements to the media waveform, providing a more precise representation of audio that aligns with industry standards. This makes it easier for those with editing experience to fine-tune audio and produce even better content.

In addition, we’ve introduced a new feature to help you seamlessly transition between clips in your video. Whether you’re adding a new intro to an existing video or simply looking to polish your content, you can now apply a smooth fade effect to create a more professional look and feel. Plus, you can also add transitions at the beginning and end of your videos for a polished fade-in and fade-out effect.

That’s a wrap on March product updates!

And that’s a wrap for this month’s updates! But don’t worry; the excitement doesn’t end here. We have plenty of new features right around the corner, and we can’t wait to share them with you. So stay tuned!

March 29, 2023

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Elise Beck

Product Marketing

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