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Videotape – Text and Video Commenting


Videotape is the first online commenting tool that supports both text and video comments. A simple integration on any page allows your audience to join the discussion by contributing their own content. Text and video comments can be uploaded directly to the comment thread on your website, or users can download our free app for iOS to record and import video comments on the fly.

Post videos on your website? Add the video URL to the Videotape shortcode to allow your audience to make video comments right inside your video. With the tap of a button, your video will be downloaded to the Videotape mobile app, where video comments and voiceovers can be added to it for full video-on-video interaction.

Videotape’s mission is to allow a website’s audience to be able to contribute their own content in a quick, simple way. That’s why we’ve built the Videotape web commenting tool and paired it with the Videotape mobile app, which allows anyone to record and post video comments as easily as sending a video on Snapchat.

Each user signs in with Facebook, which provides links to their public Facebook profiles and reduces spam and abusive content. For further concern about content moderation and full access, please email

Our mobile app is a tool designed for creating exciting mobile video content for your website’s commenting thread. When a user logs in to post on your thread and logs in on their Videotape app, they can create dynamic, on-the-go directly from their mobile device.

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  • Videotape widget
  • Videotape app recording screen
  • Videotape app post screen
  • Videotape app home screen


  1. Install the Videotape plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory, or upload to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory and unzip.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. At the bottom of the pages that you want the Videotape comment thread, add the shortcode [videotape].
    • Optional attributes:
    • width (Width of the widget. eg, [videotape width=”500px”], [videotape width=”50%”])
    • To allow commenting directly on one of your videos, add your video URL (mp4 only. eg, [videotape video_url=”″])
  4. That’s all!


Do you require that users have the Videotape mobile app to upload video comments?

No. Video comments can be added with the file upload button on the web comment thread.

Can I access metrics and the source video files from all of my threads?

Yes. To do this, send a request to We’ll be able to set up access to a dashboard that provides all of this.

Does the Videotape web commenting thread support emojis?


Can video content be shared directly from the web commenting thread?

Yes, each video in the web commenting thread has a social sharing button.

Can video comments be made on previously existing video comments?

Yes. The video reply link beneath each video downloads the previous video to the Videotape mobile app. From there, video comments and voiceovers can be added.

Can I add two web commenting threads on one page?

No, not at this time. Only one per page is allowed.


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Contributors & Developers

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Version 1.0.0 – 10-6-2016 – First release.