Entry-level set up fee?
- Setup fee optional
- Free Trial
- Free/Freemium Version
- Premium Consulting / Integration Services
Starting price (does not include set up fee)
- $8 per month
Loom is an async video communication platform for work. Built for simplicity and speed, the user can record, share, and interact with video messages to move work forward.
Loom allows users to express thoughts at work in less time, sharing quick feedback, or deep communication. Viewers can interact, comment, and respond to videos, to create an instant human connection.
Loom boasts over 14 million people across 200,000 companies as users, who communicate faster with async video. From HubSpot, to Atlassian, to Netflix, Loom aims to be the screen recording and collaboration tool of choice for top companies and small businesses alike.
- Supported: Record your screen, camera, microphone, and internal audio
- Supported: Works on Chrome, Desktop, and mobile
- Supported: Automatically save videos to the cloud and share them instantly with a link
- Supported: Leave time-based comments and emoji reactions & get notified when someone views, reacts, or comments on your video
- Supported: Choose who can see your video with security and access controls
- Supported: Edit and trim your video using the Loom web app
- Supported: Adjust video playback speed
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Frequently Asked Questions
If I had to guess this gives me back an extra 3-4 hours of time each week.
- They're constantly improving the app, adding features and fixing bugs.
- The agility to go from screen recording to share is insane.
- It's free for the basic version and very affordable for the premium.
- They've got great foldering system that lets us create shareable folders for client videos, team videos, and more.
- The still screenshot feature should let us edit/mark up the images.
- I work on 3 X monitors and the desktop version of Loom still can't seem to know that I always want to record on the screen from which I open the app. Short of that, it should ask us what screen we want to record on instead of making us catch the fact that it's set to record on some other screen. This causes me to have to stop the recording and restart because it was recording the wrong screen.
- You can't yet transfer a video seamlessly between workspaces. This causes you to have to download and then re-upload to the other workspace if you happen to work for numerous companies using Loom.
- When assigning tasks to my team. Fire up a loom, talk through what I want, show examples. BOOM!
(Oh, the time saved and mistakes avoided.)
- When reporting issues or asking for support from software companies.
(Oh, the back and forth requests for more details, skipped.)
- When giving revision requests.
(Video is THE fastest possible way to describe what’s working and what’s not about a design/page/whatever.)
- For creating quick step-by-step training videos as documentation for systems we build for our clients in my consulting business.
Loom allows me to quickly share detailed information and tutorials with people while working remotely. It has been incredibly helpful when training new employees, because they can watch the video at their own pace (speed it up, pause it, read the transcribed text, etc).
- Allows you to share your screen across the internet immediately. No downloading large video files
- You can specify if you want to include your headshot, voice, or both in your screen share.
- You can set custom privacy settings to ensure that your information is safe and secure.
- It's easy to embed files into a website, copy/paste the link into an email, or download and upload to a website. Very desktop and mobile friendly, no matter what browser you're using.
- I also love that you can watch videos at 2x the speed. It makes my work flow extremely efficient.
- The video trim feature has improved a lot recently, but it's still not perfect. Sometimes when I trim a video clip, it distorts other parts of the video.
- It would be nice if they had a referral/affiliate program. I would get all my friends to sign up!
Loom is less appropriate if you are looking to edit complex videos with animations, music, transitions, etc. To do that, you would need to download your loom video and then manually edit it in another software.
- Recording tech issues and bugs by QA team
- Asynchronous team communication, in tandem with slack
- Product tours and short demonstrations on email
- I'd like Loom to have more shapes of video cam recording instead of just circle
- I'd like Loom to be priced higher for premium features and give more minutes and free with basic features
- I'd like loom to be more competitive in sales and marketing like vidyard
It is not suitable for live events, video streaming. It is not suitable for creating complete learning courses.
- Great set of features for editing clips.
- Chrome plugin for easy recording.
- Sharing the clips is easy with slack integration.
- Very simple UX
- Intuitive to use and simple
- Editing just after recording
- Sending a link of video to people for collaboration and sharing
- Options to have a webcam, the screen only and webcam + screen when recording a video
- Can be slow to process the video recording
- Video editing can a bit tricky with the cursors, and not very accurate on the timeline
- Making training videos of online software, or cloud applications to share with other team members.
- Recording short videos to send to clients to explain specific processes or procedures.
- Good for giving feedback to team
- Documenting internal business processes and procedures to store them on an intranet site
- Making a quick update on how to use a specific application for teams and users
- At the same time you can see screen and hear your voice.
- I don't have to type an email to describe a problem.
- It can be shared, or re-watched, if it contains more complex explanations.
- The quality of audio varies (I am using the same microphone).
- There should be an option to insert tags and notes in a video.
- Sometimes I need higher resolution, but I understand that this would slow down streaming.
- Training videos
- Product tours
- There is no way to censor sensitive information such as names, email addresses, phone numbers
- The desktop app is super buggy
- Ease of Use.
- The free Version maxes out at 198 Recordings.
- Allows screen only if you don't want to have your video on
- Having everything be links instead of downloaded files to manage is perfect
- I wish there was a landing page of all my recorded videos that's easily accessible
- I wish there was a way to have a team collaborative site where we can house and share videos
For example, someone on our team went on vacation to another country and while they were away an unexpected task came up. Instead of having to bother this person on vacation, or clumsily figure it out on our own, one of us could watch the pre-recorded video and do the work that needed to be done.
- Delivers trainings to colleagues or partners
- Delivers recorded walk-throughs of demos of our products
- Being able to copy a video so that the end user doesn't see comments from other users -- ie., demo/pitch that isn't specific to one person
- Give more benefits to the pro version. Being able to add a thumbnail seems like a dumb reason to pay for the service.
- Very quick to access and record via shortcuts.
- Support for Chrome and capturing a browser window.
- Ability to instantly share or download video.
- Answering technical questions.
- Answering emails when I can't type.
- Creating how-to GIFs for social media.
- It's quick and easy to start recording.
- A great cloud platform integrated to share the videos.
- Password protection of the videos.
- Integration with project management tools like ClickUp and Notion.
- I had problems when recording long videos.
- Sometimes, when recording, a huge amount of computer performance is needed.
- The online video player of Loom is not as good as the more consolidated platforms (ex.: Youtube, Vimeo).
- Integrated right into Chrome - If I want to make a screen-capture video of a particular window in Chrome, I just start the Loom extension from within that window. It automatically records the entire window, my audio, computer audio and/or my video camera. In other words, it makes recording a screen capture video fast and almost automatic.
- I like that it automatically saves it to my Loom account profile and also provides a URL I can send to people. I think the utility of this feature is pretty obvious. The sequence is 1. Start loom 2. click the RECORD button 3. record 4. click the STOP button 5. copy and paste the URL which loom automatically generates.
- The way they have chosen to provide online organizing of my videos is pretty well executed. I can create folders and move related videos into those folders. This becomes really important when you start creating a lot of videos.
- Loom is great for what it does - super quick & dirty screen capture videos. If you want more control over your video production, then the reality is you probably need a more robust tool. It has very rudimentary sound and video editing abilities, and no titling ability. Frankly, I don't consider this lack of features an issue, because I use Loom ONLY for what it is good at and don't expect it to do more.
- It doesn't do 16:9 format videos. (Unless they've added that feature since I last used it.) That's not a deal-breaker for me, but it could be for some folks.,
If production quality is less important to you than being able to crank out a bunch of videos in a hurry, there's not much that can beat Loom.
- Describing a workflow or process - show the recipient how it's done, with your audio overlay instantly.
- Sharing with ease - your video is automatically hosted on their servers with the link automatically copied to your clipboard for rapid sending
- Basic editing - in the UI, you can quickly trim off unneeded time from your video.
- Settings could be more configurable - I rarely want my face on the video. Every time I need to turn it off... ideally this could be a setting to have it disabled by default.
- The UI while recording could be improved. I often forget the keyboard shortcuts, and a simpler red button floating on the screen or somethign would be great to stop the recording simply as needed.
- The desktop app (in beta) overrides some standard keyboard shortcuts in OSX, which is frustrating.
- Screenshare with video or without video
- Makes it easy to disseminate the recorded video via a custom and unique URL.
- You cannot draw when you are recording so it is hard to bring attention to a particular area of your screen.
- Editing the video you create is very rudimentary and is not the most intuitive.
The LOOM user experience is delightful. It took me less than one minute to make my first video. Of course, I didn't like it, so I made more :-) If I make a mistake or misspeak, it's so easy to just delete and start again. Personally, I only do short form videos on loom. The program will support longer formats, but I just don't use it that way.
- LOOM's time-to-record Is super fast. Once you install the Chrome widget, it only takes two clicks to start recording.
- LOOM gives you three options for what your viewers can see. Screen only, camera only, and camera on top of the screen. Anything that you're doing on the screen is also captured in the video.
- LOOM makes it easy to share your video. Just click the copy link button and paste into your favorite email program. It's truly easy :-)
- There's only one thing I would like for LOOM to do better. I believe it's a pretty easy fix. I'd like to be able to control the start and the stop of the video with my voice. Currently, loom allows you to click a button or use a keyboard key combination to start and stop the video. LOOM also provides some basic trimming functions. Sometimes it's hard for me to keep my fingers in the right place and not look down at the end of the video. When I do that, it results in people seeing me looking down which they translate often as a doubtful look. I don't like appearing to be doubtful so I would love to be able to start the video and stop the video with my voice.
- giving instructions
- adding color to proposals and presentations
- adding commentary to a work-in-progress document
- long-format videos
- anything that requires heavy editing or special effects
- Easy access to video tools through the browser extension.
- Lots of tools to customize what you record (one window, entire desktop, etc.).
- Simple editing to remove errors or sections that you don't need.
- I wish that you could splice videos together without having to download them and use a different software.
- The notifications/communications from Loom when you're just getting started go a little overboard.
- It would be nice to have a frame selection tool so you can customize the exact space you want to record.
- Web-based screen share (there is a new desktop app too that I'm on the wait list to test!)
- SUPER FAST access to recorded videos (super long videos have a slight upload time but the access link is available INSTANTLY).
- Show/hide your own camera so you can be on screen or off.
- Just video with no screen-share, hosting made SUPER easy to send video notes to clients!
- Would say that I'd like to use it on my desktop, but they're already rolling out that feature!
- I'd love to be able to go in and clip/edit the loom after recording.
- The Chrome extension makes it SO easy to start making a loom in seconds.
- I like the little circle of your face in the corner I think it makes people feel more involved and more likely to watch your video.
- The setup takes about 12 seconds!
- I wish you could launch Loom while you are already in a Google presentation (or close out of it - the buttons are not clickable after you hit present) but this really isn't a big deal and probably a Google problem, not Chrome to be honest.
- Not really a con - but it would be SO AWESOME if there was a way you could like draw on the screen while you are recording a Loom. Like how you can on a SmartBoard.
- Browser recording.
- Video rendering/processing quickly, to be able to share with others.
- Storage of videos.
- Loom has improved and implemented a lot of features since I came onboard. Folders for videos was a huge improvement, as well as trimming.
- The trimming tool is a little clunky and could use some updates on precision and speed.
- I'd love to be able to do more meticulous editing and separate audio from video.
- A super easy way to do a screen recording and share via link
- Lots of functionality around camera/mic source and video sources (e.g. screen only, screen + cam, cam only)
- Ability to track views and opens of the video
- Freemium version is great -- highly cost-effective
- It would be nice to have more ability to edit videos after recording. You do have the ability to trim on both ends of the video, but being able to cut out snippets in the middle would be helpful in some instances.
- Recording bugs to troubleshoot SaaS products
- Recording short how-to videos for either internal use or client success
- Shooting quick, customized demo videos for clients
- Can be opened and looked at at the recipients convenience
- Allows our company to discuss data in a way they weren't able to before
- Reduces phone tag
- Sometimes the chrome extension doesn't work properly
- Nothing else I can think of
- Easy to use interface.
- Cloud platform is handy.
- Screen captures are clear and high quality.
- Honestly haven't run into any pressing issues. Satisfied!