Hey @vhmth @joethomas_x @brianbelhumeur @garshythoel @_shahedk @brittlayton @paulius_dragunas @sephdk @susanacigano just downloaded the extension and can't wait to try, tell us more about 2.0, what's new with the latest release?
Hey @abadesi, great question! Loom 2.0 brings 5 new updates to Loom:
🎥 New Recording Experience
😍 Emoji Reactions
📢 Activity Notifications
👩🏫 Use Cases Page (https://www.useloom.com/use-cases)
You can record your camera and screen with audio and instantly share the video with your team, friends, and family! Let me know if you have any other questions, we're here to help!
@abadesi - thought I'd leave you a video going over these features a bit more!
Absolutely fantastic update!! We have been using loom for Plutio.com and it has been great! 🙌🏻🎉🚀
Fun fact: we extensively used loom during our main launch few months ago. The quick and personal video recording experience helped us make 5000 sales in less than a week! 🙌🏻🚀🎉🙌🏻🎉🙌🏻🚀😍😱
@loaibassam Thanks Leo! ❤️
Been loving Loom for a long time now whenever sending product updates to team, partners or when needing to quickly show a feature to a customer.
The new updates are just nice touches to the overall experience ✨ Keep up the good work team Loom! 👊
@jurajpal Thanks Juraj! Can we send you some Loom swag as a token of appreciation? ;-)
@_shahedk Omg! That would make the whole Slido team really happy Shahed 😍
Hey Product Hunt folks! 👋🏻
We're excited to be back on here. First off, thank you @erictwillis for hunting Loom's biggest release to date.
Loom 2.0 includes a number of new features, such as:
🎥 Newly revamped Recording Experience
✂️ Video Trimming
😍 Emoji Reactions in videos
📢 Activity Notifications
👩🏫 Use Cases Page (https://www.useloom.com/use-cases)
It's very humbling to see Loom come such a long way since our debut on Product Hunt back in July 2016. Now, Loom has over 415,000 users in 21,000+ cities around the world. Individuals use Loom to communicate internally (Team updates, Bug fixes, Design -> Eng handoffs, New employee onboarding, etc) and externally (Customer onboardings, Sales demos, Support tickets, etc).
Massive props to the Loom team more than anything to get these features out. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have and we'll respond to them throughout the day :)
@_shahedk love the Use Cases page -- will something like that be available to users? I.e. - Create a collection of videos with the index over to the right for easy browsing?
@jhubball Hey Josh - Yes! Video playlists is something we've been thinking about for quite some time. I'm glad you noticed it ;-)
Great timing! I literally had "find modern screencap software" on my to-do list.
The webcam footage in the 2.0 youtube video announcement looks super choppy though, is that normal?
@rossdcurrie Glad our paths crossed ;-)
Brittany used two versions of our extension to record that video. It normally isn't choppy the way you see it when you record your webcam on a Tab recording.
Give it a try and let me know what you think! :)
Website is super clean and looks really easy to use :) I cant wait to try it.
@asmiler Thank you!
Awesome update, starting using Loom was gamechanger for our communication inside the company. Making product-updates, demos, bug-reporting became frictionless. Great to see 2.0 coming!
@dmytro_voloshyn1 Really appreciate this! Please reach out if you/your team ever have any questions :-)
Lovely product, even better now! Congrats on the update, keep it up!! :)
@laur_ion Thank you!
I was looking for a screen recorder for my Chromebook and came across Loom a couple of weeks ago. Truly great product.
@stevenjacobs_ Thanks for the kind words Steven!
Looks very professional. Is there a Firefox extension in the pipeline?
@bphaakman keep an eye out for something cross-platform. ;-)
Honestly though, in the fulness of time, I see us being on every browser that supports the extension standard (this include Safari and Edge). The support is lacking for everything but Firefox and Chrome at this point though, so FF would be the next goal for us. Unfortunately, I can't give you an exact timeline, but I appreciate you using FF because they're coming out with some seriously awesome updates!
Have you seen this?
Great job! I tested Loom back in September 2016 and didn't used it since as I didn't found good use-cases at the time.
This fresh update and the use-cases page make me want to start using Loom again, congrats!
@pbriod Hey Pascal! Great to see your name pop up again. :-) Let us know how your second go-around is and whether you found new use cases that helped you stick this time around!
Love your product, guys! Keep up the good work team Loom! 👊
@adinajipa Thank you Adina!
I use Loom every day for standups and it's pretty awesome — it's made things so much more streamlined for us!
@hugojmd Hell yeah Hugo! This is a huge use case for the engineering team! How do you guys structure your standups? Do you enforce any kind of time limit?
@vhmth We typically try to keep it under 10 minutes, but if things devolve (and no one's paying attention) sometimes they get to 30 minutes! 😱
Our typical structure is to go through our board and identify how people are going, and any blockers they've hit 👌
@hugojmd Good to know! Thanks for getting back to me on this. :-)
Your product looks amazing and I absolutely love the uses cases section.
But I'm unsure about what "free" exactly means. I couldn't find anything on your website so that makes me unsure if I can trust you with my data. Any plans for pricing? Do you have funding? I don't want to start using this and establishing as a standard only for it to be gone in a couple of months. So any word on that (here as well as on your website) would be much appreciated!
Other than that, Loom falls into the category of "How did this not exist yet?" - looks amazing!
Hey @yannschaub! Thought I'd leave you a video reply explaining this. It's a fair question!
Thx @vhmth! That answers the question :)
Feature request: Video Dialogs (Response and comment)
Hey @vladkorobov, thanks so much for the feature request! Definitely one for the books :)
We're keeping our Public Roadmap hosted here: https://trello.com/b/hQEJSVSQ/loom-roadmap
Please feel free to comment, vote and check out what's in store for the future :)
Scott Wyden Kivowitz
Great update. I’m excited to use it.
Definitely a solid product. Using it for some of our explainer videos.
One of my favourite apps that I’ve been using since practically day 1! It’s now a core part of the operating stack at all of our startups.
Kudos to the whole team for listening to user feedback and focusing dev efforts on producing a high quality, easy to use, indispensable utility.
A great case study for all the budding startups out there
Thanks so much for the kind words, @zaheer_merali! 😻
We hope to continue releasing awesome features! Keep that feedback coming!
This is great app. Previously I used to use Bandicam to record. But since meeting Loom everything has changed. I only use Loom to record, very satisfied, professional, easy and quality.
@helloraynext we love hearing these stories! Thanks for taking the time to share this awesome feedback, really happy that Loom is helping you with quick videos 🙌
Awesome update! I remember seeing your recap from the team retreat saying your goal was to encourage people to share more quick videos. The use cases page certainly seems to be supporting that goal.
Can you share what else might be coming? 🙂
Hi @kunalslab, thank you for your message!
Excellent question. 2018 is going to be an exciting year for Loom. We have a Public Roadmap that we like to reference to decide what to build next: https://trello.com/b/hQEJSVSQ/loom-roadmap
This is where you can comment, upvote and leave feedback about features you'd like us to build. We're stoked to launch Loom 2.0 today and are excited to decide what will come next 🚀
It makes me happy that you follow our blog posts - the team retreat post is a special one for us. And yes, we'd love to encourage people to become faster than typing and share more quick videos 😁