Videos Finally Come to Google My Business
It looks like the option to upload videos to a Google My Business listing has finally arrived. This was just spotted in one of our clients dashboards:
The ability to add a video to a local listing VIA Google Maps was first noticed back in August, 2017. But this is the first time the option is showing up inside of the GMB dashboard.
Where does the video display live?
We posted our first video about ten minutes ago and it has yet to appear in the wild. I am guessing it will display wherever photos display (Knowledge Panel, Google Maps). Google will likely add a separate “Video” (sub)tab on mobile like they already do for this listing for Voodoo Doughnut in Portland:
Are you seeing the video tab in GMB?
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this is pretty exciting! not available for us yet (grocery retail) but I will continue to watch for it. thanks for the heads up!
Let us know when you see it!
I can see it now, testing soon
Great! Google just made an official announcement at the Google My Business Forum.
Nothing yet for any of my clients either.
Is this feature only for business owners or can customers add videos as well….similar to photos?
Customers have been able to upload videos since last year. Here’s the HC article – https://support.google.com/maps/answer/2622947?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&oco=1
Mike’s blog post that I linked to in the article has some details about it too.
Not yet. 🙁 I’ll wait patiently. Thanks +Colin Neilson, will let you know here in the comments if it arrives.
I haven’t seen it for my sites or my clients’ sites.
Like most things Google it’s likely doing a slowish roll out. We are getting more info about it from Google soon.
Cool. We’re seeing it on most of the listings of our dentist clients here in The Netherlands.
Good to know! Thanks Robin.
Video isn’t an option in our dashboards yet. We’re one brand with 13 locations in USA & Canada.
Thanks for sharing Nick! I’m sure it’s coming soon.
I saw this post check some of my accounts and was able to see the screen above. Now I went back to do some posts and the video option has disappeared for my accounts
Hi David, thanks for letting us know. That’s really interesting. We are hoping to hear more about the feature soon.
We’re seeing it in our dashboard for dentists! But I don’t see our uploaded video anywhere public yet.
Great news Markella! I’m not seeing mine live yet either.
Hey – thanks for this post. I can see the option over here in the UK.
Glad to hear that Nathan!