Office 365 Video Quick Start

Upload videos

Upload videos in Office 365 Video

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Create a channel

  1. Select Channels.

  2. Select + New Channel.

  3. In the Start a new channel pane:

    • Type a name for the channel, in the Give it a name box.

    • Select the color you want to appear in the channel header and next to the channel name in the directory.

    • Select Create.

Note: You have to have channel admin permission to create a channel. By default, everyone in your organization has channel admin permission.

Screenshot of the Start A New Channel pane.

Upload a video

  1. Select Upload on the menu bar.

  2. Select the channel you want to upload the video to in the Select a channel box.

  3. To upload your video:

    • Drag the video file from File Explorer to the Select videos to upload or drag files here area.

    • Click in the Select videos to upload or drag files here area, select a video in the Choose File to Upload dialog box, and then select Open.

  4. While the video is uploading, enter or modify the video title in the Title box and enter an optional description.

  5. Select Go to video to view your video after the upload is complete.

For information about the types of files you can upload, see Video formats that work in Office 365 Video.

Screenshot of the Uploading screen showing the  title, description, and upload progress for a video.

Choose the thumbnail image for a video

  1. Select a video, and pause the video playback if you want.

  2. Select Manage.

  3. Select Thumbnail.

  4. In the Choose a thumbnail pane, select the thumbnail you want to use, or select Upload an image if you want to use an existing image file as the thumbnail.

  5. Close the Choose a thumbnail pane.

Note: It might take several minutes for the new thumbnail to appear to other Office 365 Video users.

Screenshot of the Choose A Thumbnail pane.
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