Loom terms

Anonymous views

Tracking video watches without collecting viewer identity.

What is an anonymous view in Loom?

An anonymous view in Loom refers to a feature that allows users to watch videos without having to sign in or create an account. This feature is particularly useful for viewers who want to quickly access content without going through the process of registration. It also provides a level of privacy as the viewer's identity is not disclosed to the video creator.

However, it's important to note that while the viewer remains anonymous, Loom still tracks general viewer data such as the number of views, the location of the viewers, and the devices used to watch the video. This information is aggregated and provided to the video creator to help them understand their audience better. Despite this, individual viewer identities remain anonymous, ensuring privacy.

How does Loom count anonymous views?

Loom counts anonymous views by tracking the unique IP addresses that access a video. When a video is shared via a public link and viewed by someone who is not logged into a Loom account, that viewer is considered anonymous. Each unique IP address is counted as a separate view, regardless of how many times that IP address accesses the video.

However, it's important to note that this method isn't completely accurate in determining the exact number of unique viewers. For instance, if multiple people are sharing the same IP address (like in a shared office or household), they would all be counted as one view. Conversely, if one person views the video from different devices or locations, each with a different IP address, they would be counted as multiple views. Despite these limitations, this is a common method used by many platforms to estimate view counts.

Can you see who viewed your Loom video anonymously?

No, you cannot see who viewed your Loom video anonymously. Loom, a video recording and sharing service, does not provide the feature to track anonymous viewers. While it does provide analytics that show the number of views a video has received, it does not disclose specific viewer information unless the viewer is logged into their Loom account. Therefore, if someone views your Loom video without being logged into a Loom account, their view will be counted, but their identity will remain anonymous.

How to disable anonymous views in Loom?

Loom is a video recording and sharing platform that allows users to create and share videos. However, it does not currently offer a feature to disable anonymous views. This means that anyone with the link to the video can view it, regardless of whether they have a Loom account or not. The platform does not provide an option to restrict views to certain users or to disable anonymous views.

While this may be a concern for some users, it's important to note that the ability for anonymous viewing can also be beneficial. It allows for easy sharing and viewing of videos without the need for the viewer to create an account. If you're concerned about privacy, it's recommended to only share your Loom videos with trusted individuals or platforms. You can also delete videos or change their visibility settings to limit who can see them.

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