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Video Texting

When written words don’t say it all, include a video. Film a welcome for guests, an encouraging devotional, or weekly announcements from the pastor. Record your video within Clearstream, and if you don’t like the first draft, record again without leaving the Messages page.

Record Videos

Record a video in either portrait or landscape mode and send it in a text. Use our pop-up video modal and your computer’s camera.

Record Videos

Upload Videos

Upload pre-recorded videos in almost any format, as long as the video is under 5 minutes in length.

Upload Videos

Save Videos

Every video you record or upload is stored in a video library. Easily view or reuse these videos at any time.

Save Videos

FAQ’s

Should I record in Portrait or Landscape?

You can record in both aspect ratios, but remember - most people will be viewing videos on their phone, so portrait might be the way to go.

Can I download the video after I record?

Yes! You can download a video you have recorded by visiting Settings > Video Library. Find the video you want to download and use the action menu to Download your video.

How will video send to subscribers?

Videos are sent as a custom link, but depending on the person’s phone and whether they’ve saved your church info in their contacts (a great reason to use vCards), the video will either play right in their messages app or open in their web browser.

Can I track how many people have watched my video?

Not yet, but soon. We’re launching video in a few phases, and that’s on our roadmap for later…along with a few other surprises.

Can I customize my video thumbnail?

Yes! Upload an image, or easily take a picture with your webcam. Thumbnails can also be updated at anytime in your video library.

Can I send videos in workflows, auto-responses, or inbox replies?

Yes and no. You can send videos in workflows, but not auto-responses or inbox replies yet. Stay tuned, though, because we're building out video in phases.

Can I send a long video?

You can record up to 5 minutes. If you get the urge to go longer…don’t. Thanks to Wistia, we know that the best engagement rates happen for videos between 60 seconds and 5 minutes. Let’s stay in that sweet spot.

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