What is Loom?
Loom is a quick and easy way to make personal touch instructional videos.
Look & Feel
It’s very easy to record and share with Loom
- The default option is to have your face in a circle in the left-hand corner of the screen (very comforting for online students – yes, you are a real person). If you choose you can opt for no image at all.
- There are a number of different ways to share your video – twitter, facebook, gmail and an embed code for web-pages.
- If you’ve viewed the screen-cast before, it’s possible to fast forward up to 3X to the important part.
- You can also see the video in full-screen mode.
You can be up and running with Loom in 30 minutes.
Integration with Chrome & Firefox
To use Loom add it as a firefox Add-ons, and as a Chrome extension – You can also allow it to embed into your Gmail.
- You may not be able to see clearly but Loom appears as small gray flower, it becomes pink when it is active.
- It also appears inside Gmail where you can store screen-casts and reuse them again.
So, What Are the Downsides?
If you remember that Loom is an instructional product meant for showing and explaining how to do something right now – there are no downsides. But videos are like snap chat – they “disappear” after seven days. However, if you get friends and co-workers to sign-up Loom can change that! At present it is not possible to annotate. Videos are limited to 10 minutes – but that’s a good thing 😀 Give Loom a try (and did I mention it’s free).