Sunsetting Soapbox

The video recording power of Soapbox is now available natively in Wistia. Check out the article below to learn more.

As we bring the video recording capabilities of Soapbox into Wistia, we’ll be gradually phasing out support for Soapbox. Our plan is to fully retire Soapbox by September 1, 2024.

Feature Comparison

You might be wondering, “Does Wistia’s new recording tool have everything Soapbox has to offer?” The honest answer is, not just yet. But here’s the good news — we’re hard at work enhancing our native recording and editing capabilities, and we’re confident we’ll soon have everything you need to make the switch to Wistia’s native recording.

In the meantime, we’ll keep this handy comparison chart up-to-date to help you understand the differences between Soapbox and Wistia’s native screen and webcam recorder. Keep your eyes peeled for updates because we’re always improving!

Record yourself, your screen, or both
Seamlessly transition between webcam, screencast, and split-screen views in a single video🚫
Trim the beginning or end of your video
Cut out mistakes anywhere in your video🚫
Seamlessly stitch together recordings with existing clips🚫
Customize the player color
Add a custom thumbnail
Add a CTA to your video💲
Add a lead capture form to your video💲🚫
Download, embed, or share your videos💲
Track video engagement💲
Receive engagement notifications🚫💲
Book meetings directly from videos🚫💲
Set default branding for your whole team🚫💲
See viewing engagement and conversion data for all users🚫💲
Review videos from multiple users in one place💲💲
Chrome extension available🚫
Hubspot meetings integration🚫
Calendly integration🚫

Switching from Soapbox to Wistia’s Native Video Recording

If you’re currently using Soapbox and want to switch to Wistia’s native video recording, you can do so anytime. Here are some helpful instructions for moving your Soapbox recordings over to Wistia:

  1. First, create a new Folder in your Wistia account for your Soapbox recordings.
  2. Export your Soapbox videos to Wistia:
  3. Select the Soapbox video you want to move and go to the “Share” tab.
  4. Click “Export to Wistia” and connect your Soapbox account to Wistia if necessary.
  5. Sign in to your Wistia account and choose the Folder you created for your Soapbox recordings from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click Export to Wistia and repeat!

Remember, you can still access your Soapbox account until September 1, 2024, so there’s no need to rush. We’ll send you more tips and guidance on how to save and migrate your Soapbox videos before that date.

If you currently have a paid Soapbox account and you’re interested in moving your whole team over to Wistia’s native video recording, let us know! We’re here to help.

Cancelling your Soapbox Account

When you’re ready, you can cancel your Soapbox subscription by navigating to “Manage My Plan” from the settings drop-down menu and selecting “Cancel.”

It’s important to note that you’ll retain access to your Soapbox account through September 1, 2024, so there’s no need to move all of your recordings to Wistia at once. We’ll be in touch as that date approaches with helpful guidance on how to prioritize saving and migrating your Soapbox videos.