Big Changes for VideoPress

by Carly
20 July 2015

The popular video hosting service VideoPress, which has powered more than 3,000,000,000 video plays on WordPress sites all over the world, has been given an all-round makeover and now it’s time to have a look at what changes have been made.

The team are calling the new version the ‘next-generation’ VideoPress and when you look at the amount of changes that have been made, it’s easy to see why. A brand new look and faster speeds were both high on the to-do list of the VideoPress team, but there’s so much more going on than that.

The new version is much more dynamic and gives gorgeous playback on all of your screens, whether they’re on a tablet, mobile phone or desktop. Users can now use VideoPress to embed their videos anywhere on the web, everywhere from social media sites to chat websites or other websites, and all you’ll need to do is use a handy permalink or code snippet.

VideoPress has been further optimised for speed and it also takes up less space, which should be a big help for viewers who suffer with slower internet speeds or have bandwidth limits on their mobile devices.

Additionally, the player remains ad-free and unbranded, giving you full control over the way your videos look and allowing them to fit in seamlessly with the aesthetic of your site.

Other improvements include the real-time ‘seek’ feature that allows you to skim through the video to find exactly what you’re looking for, as well as a redesigned and improved sharing pane.

For more information about the changes and to see how you can get your hands on the new VideoPress, head over the for further details.