Uploading videos with Microsoft Stream is easy and anyone can do it.
Start uploading videos
You can find the upload button at the top of any page or just drag and drop new videos to one of your groups or channels. You can upload multiple videos at the same time and even browse Microsoft Stream while your videos are uploading in the background.
There are a couple of options for uploading videos. Depending on where you start your uploads from, different default permissions will be set on the videos, but you can always change them afterwards.
In the Microsoft Stream portal, select Create > Upload a video or the upload icon from the top navigation bar.
Drag and drop or select files from your computer or device.
To upload from My videos page:
In the Microsoft Stream portal, select My content > My videos from the top navigation bar.
Drag and drop or select files from your computer or device.
Upload directly to a group or channel
To upload to a group:
In the Microsoft Stream portal, navigate to a group that you can contribute to.
Select the Upload video button on the group's navigation bar or drag and drop videos when on the group's Highlights or Videos tab.
To upload to a channel:
In the Microsoft Stream portal, navigate to a channel that you can contribute to.
Press select more files or drag and drop videos directly to the channel page.
While your video is uploading and processing, you can fill out metadata for the video to make it easier to find.
Title & Description
Fill out the title and description for your video to give your viewers context for the video. In the description field you can add the following to make your video more interactive:
Time codes (H:MM:SS) - You can build an interactive table of contents for the video by typing in the time codes of interesting points in the video. Viewers will be able to click on these time codes to jump to that point of the video.
#Hashtags - Add #hashtags to your video description as a lightweight community way to group similar videos together. Viewers will be able to click on the #hashtags and see other videos with the same tag.
Links - Paste in a web address in the description and viewers will be able to click the link to open your address in a new page when viewing the video.
NOTE: The title is limited to 30 characters. The description is limited to 4,000 characters.
Select the language spoken in the video. This will enable a closed caption file for supported languages to be automatically generated. In addition, people with the correct license will be able to discover your video based on the text in this transcript.
When checked everyone in your organization can see the video and is able to add it to their groups and channels. This in effect makes your video available for viewing companywide. To be able to add a video to a companywide channel this check box must be checked.
When not checked your video will only be viewable by those people and groups you've made viewers.
Use the Shared with drop down to narrow your search scope and pick who you want to share your video with.
My groups - search scope to add your video to a group that you can contribute to
Channels - search scope to add your video to a channel directly, including companywide channels
People - search scope to grant permission to individual people, AD Security Groups, and/or Office 365 Groups that you don't have contribute rights to.
Any person or group added will automatically be granted view permission to your video. If you want any of these Viewers to also be able to update your video, check the box next to their entry in the Owner column to upgrade their permission.
The Display check box shows up for groups where you are a contributor. This controls if the video shows up in the group's pages in Stream. If it's not checked it means that the group has access if you send them a link or they found the video in search, but it won't show up on their group's pages directly.
In the options section you can control various settings for the video.
Set the Comments to off if you don't want users to be able to add comments directly on the video player page.
Closed captions are a text version, in the original language, of what's spoken in the video. When a video has a caption set viewers can click the CC button on the player while watching a video to show the captions under the video.
If you've selected a supported Video language in the Details pane for the video then the Autogenerate a caption file check box will be checked. This means a caption file will be automatically generated. In addition, people with the correct license will be able to discover your video based on the text in this transcript or your own uploaded closed caption file.
If you uncheck Autogenerate a caption file then you can upload your own closed caption file in the WebVTT format.
Subtitles are a text version, translated into different languages, of what's spoken in the video. When a video has one or more subtitles set viewers can enable the the subtitles on the player while watching the video.
You may upload one subtitle file per language.
Press Upload a subtitle file.
Select the language the subtitle file is for.
Press Select file or drag and drop your subtitle file in the WebVTT format.
Once your video has been uploaded, and you are done setting up your video, you can press the Publish now button at the bottom of the upload card. This will make the video available to those you've shared it with as soon as it's done processing. Press the title of the video on the top of the upload card to see the playback page for the video.
If you want to modify anything about the video after you've published it go to My content > My videos > ... > Edit
Processing time will vary based on the length and resolution of your video. You won't be able to play the video untill it's done processing. See upload processing details for more information.
Use the Share button on the bottom of the upload card to grab a link to the video, share on Yammer, or get the embed code for the video. See sharing for more information.