Vimeo Rolls Out A Slew Of New Social Sharing Options

By Megan O'Neill 

Vimeo users (Vimeoans?), today your favorite video sharing site just got more social!  Today on the Vimeo blog, VP of product and development Andrew Pile announced a bunch of new social features to help you share and promote your Vimeo videos.

For starters, you can now link your Vimeo account with your Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts.   Pile explains that, “Previously, connecting to Facebook and Twitter only published your likes.  Now you can choose granular share settings for a whole plethora of actions including uploads, likes, comments, people you follow, adding videos to groups and channels, and more.  On Facebook, you can even choose to publish to a Facebook page instead of your news feed.”

Additionally, the site has added Facebook login, so users will be able to login using their Facebook accounts instead of having to use Vimeo credentials to sign in.  It’s sort of a surprise that they hadn’t added this sooner, as it’s become commonplace for social sites to let users log in with Facebook, but better late to the party than never!

One of the coolest new features relates to Google search results.  Pile writes, “For those of you interested in increasing the SEO of your videos, you can now attribute your videos to your Google+ account in Google search results.”  Check out the image below for an idea of how this looks.

What do you think of these new social features?  We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.