How do I add product videos?

1. Upload your video

YouTube

After uploading your video to YouTube, you will be given a link to your video that can then be used on your Shopify store. It will look like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZNzMaQ4PYA or https://youtu.be/kZNzMaQ4PYA. Copy this link to your clipboard.

Vimeo

After uploading your video to Vimeo, you will be given a link to your video that can then be used on your Shopify store. It will look like https://vimeo.com/220859711. Copy this link to your clipboard.

Note: Vimeo does not support autoplaying on mobile.

.MP4

On your Shopify store, navigate to Settings > Files, click the Upload file button, and begin uploading your video file. Once complete, it will appear in the file list with a URL (link) similar to https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1729/0003/files/v2_w_video.mp4?7151069111780353242. Copy this link to your clipboard.

2. Add your video to a product

On your Shopify store, navigate to your product and click the ALT button on the thumbnail you'd like to use to represent your video. Impulse will add a play button on top of the thumbnail once your video has been set up.

Paste your link into the Image alt text field that pops up.

3. Configure your video type and size

On your Shopify store, navigate to Customize Theme, select the General settings tab, click on Product grid and scroll down to Product video.

Enter the dimensions of your video file into the Video width and Video height fields so that Impulse can show your video without any distortion or empty space. On a Mac, get your video file dimensions by right clicking on the file, choosing Get info and looking at the first line under More info.

Next, choose whether or not your product videos should be played with or without sound. Videos without sound are able to be played automatically. Videos with sound will need to be clicked to play and will also include player controls.

Note: Your width, height, and style settings will apply to all videos on your store.