Loom terms

Auto Chapters

AI-segmented sections of a video for easy navigation.

What is auto chapters in Loom?

Auto Chapters in Loom is a feature that uses artificial intelligence to automatically generate chapters or sections in your video content. This feature is designed to enhance the viewer's experience by providing a structured breakdown of the video's content, making it easier to navigate and find specific information.

When you record a video using Loom, the Auto Chapters feature identifies key points or topics in your video and creates chapters accordingly. These chapters are then displayed on the video's timeline, allowing viewers to skip to specific sections of the video with ease. This feature is particularly useful for longer videos or tutorials where specific information may be spread out across the video.

In addition to improving navigation, Auto Chapters also helps to increase engagement by providing viewers with a clear overview of the video's content. This can help to retain viewer interest and encourage them to watch the entire video. Auto Chapters is a part of Loom's ongoing efforts to leverage AI technology to improve video communication.

How to use auto chapters in Loom?

Loom is a video recording tool that allows you to create and share videos. However, as of now, Loom does not have a specific feature for auto chapters. Auto chapters are typically used in video platforms to automatically segment a video into different chapters based on its content.

If you want to create a similar effect in Loom, you would have to manually create these segments. You can do this by recording separate videos for each chapter and then combining them in the order you want. Alternatively, you can use a video editing tool to add chapter markers to your Loom video after it has been recorded.

Remember to clearly label each chapter or segment to make it easy for viewers to navigate through your content. This can be especially useful for longer videos or tutorials where specific information may be needed at different times.

Why are my auto chapters not working in Loom?

There could be several reasons why your auto chapters are not working in Loom. One possible reason could be a technical issue with the Loom software itself. If this is the case, you may need to update your software or contact Loom's customer support for assistance.

Another possibility is that the feature may not be enabled. Auto chapters in Loom are created based on the detection of screen changes, so if your screen isn't changing or if the changes aren't significant enough, the software might not create new chapters. Also, ensure that you have the latest version of Loom as older versions may not support this feature.

Lastly, it could be due to the type of content you are recording. Auto chapters work best with slide presentations or other content where there are clear, distinct changes on the screen. If your content doesn't have these clear changes, the auto chapters feature might not work as expected.

Can I customize auto chapters in Loom?

Yes, you can customize auto chapters in Loom. Loom's auto chapters feature allows you to add, edit, or delete chapters in your video to make it easier for viewers to navigate through your content. This feature is particularly useful for longer videos or tutorials where specific sections may need to be highlighted.

To customize auto chapters, you simply need to go to the video page, click on the 'Edit video' button, and then select 'Chapters'. From there, you can add new chapters, edit the names of existing ones, or delete chapters that you no longer need. This gives you full control over how your content is organized and presented to viewers.

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