A link to your videoask is essential when sharing it, but there’s so much more you can do with this URL string. Read on to learn how to control what your respondents see by adding query parameters to your videoask URLs.
These are tips & tricks you’ll learn:
- How to hide the close button for overlay text
- How to hide progress details
- How to adjust the size of overlay text
- How to AutopPlay your videoask (desktop only)
Hide the close button for overlay text
Have something important to say? Do you want to make the overlay text on your videoask permanent? Learn how to hide the close button and make your overlay text visible at all times.
Adding overlay text is optional, and by default, your respondents can choose to close it to have better visibility of a video when answering your videoask.
Here’s a videoask with the close button enabled:
And one with the close button disabled:
And here’s what you have to add to your URL to hide the text close button on text overlays:
You can add more than one parameter to your URL, just make sure that you start the string with ? and add & between each parameter.
Hide progress details
If you create a multi step videoask (check out how it’s done here), your respondents will see information about their progress while answering your questions by default, like so:
If you don’t want them to see their progress, you can hide it by piping the following information into your URL:
This is what the same videoask with the above parameter in its URL looks like:
Adjust the size of overlay text
Have you ever wondered how you can change the size of overlay text in your video question? The easy answer to this is that it can be done in the URL of your videoask.
Here’s the parameter you have to add to play with the relative text overlay size:
Now you can change the numeric value in the example above to test how the overlay text looks best on your videoask. The text will be smaller if you add lower values, and bigger if you add higher ones.
Autoplay your videoask
Most mobile devices, including Apple iPhones, Apple iPads, and many Android and Microsoft devices do not support the video autoplay feature so your video will not play automatically if a visitor is on one of these devices.
However, it does work on desktop browsers!
Here’s the parameter you have to add to autoplay:
Redirect inside the same window when embedding
When using a redirect with an embedded videoask, if you want the redirect to open inside your iframe, use:
See for yourself, this is an example of a videoask URL with all of the parameters mentioned above:
That’s not all folks! Here’s how you can collect contact information, like contact name, email address and phone number by adding hidden fields to the link URL.