What comes to your mind when you first hear the word ‘documents’?

Let us guess.

You probably think of a page full of words.

But, do you think words and sentences are enough to do the job?

Are they enough to make your document more engaging and interactive?

Probably not.

Now you will most likely say – “I’ll add images to the document to make it better.”

Yes, that’s indeed a great idea.

A picture is worth a thousand words, but there’s something else out there that’s worth a million words – videos.

But adding videos to documents sounds like a daunting task, doesn’t it?

What if we tell you that there’s a tool out there that can help you create beautiful, interactive documents that include videos in no time?

Yes, you read that right. Bit.ai, a new-age document collaboration and communication tool, has transformed the cumbersome task of creating interactive documents into an effortless one.

We’re going to tell you all about this tool and how it works, but first, let’s find out why you need to add videos to your documents. (In case you’re still looking for that final nudge!)

Why Should You Add Videos To Your Documents?

Let’s start with some stats.

  • The human brain processes visuals 60,000 times than text. (Thermopylae)
  • 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. (Hubspot)
  • One minute of video equates to approximately 1.8 million written words. (IdeaRocket)
  • 59% of executives say they would rather watch a video than reading text. (Wordstream)
  • Viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video, compared to 10% when reading it in text. (Insivia)
  • 72% of customers would prefer learning about a product or service through videos (Hubspot)

We, humans, are visual species. We find videos more engaging and memorable than any other type of content out there.

Videos help in easily dissecting a complicated theory, concept, or idea, and if you want your documents to shine out, videos are exactly what you need.

There’s another reason why you should add videos to your documents – because embedding videos from any video sharing platform in your documents is now easier than ever.

How? Let’s find out.

 

Everything You Need To Know About Bit.ai

Bit.ai: Tool for creating documents

Bit.ai is a new-age document collaboration platform that helps teams to collaborate, share, track, and manage all documents in one place.

Bit helps you create documents that are dynamic and much more than plain-boring text.

Multiple people can simultaneously collaborate on a Bit smart document in real-time. You can co-edit and use inline comments to bring your colleagues to the same place to make decisions related to your documents.

Bit allows users to embed any sort of rich media in their documents like Videos, SoundCloud Playlists, PDFs, Tweets, Cloud files, Pinterest boards, Spreadsheets, GIFs, and more.

In short, anything on the internet with a link can be embedded in your doc, and Bit will turn it into visual content automatically.

Just enter any web link on a blank line and hit enter. Bam! The content will show up beautifully.

Bit.ai allows you to embed videos from any video sharing platform directly in your Bit document.

Here are some of the bit’s video integrations that you can use:

  • Youtube
  • Vimeo
  • Ted
  • Streamable
  • Loom Cloud app
  • Fleeq
  • Yuja
  • Screencast
  • Screen-o-matic
  • Matterport
  • MP4 files

Everyone who opens the document file can play the video right from the document.

How cool is that?

That’s not it! You can even modify the layout and size of the video player and add a custom caption below the video.

 

How to Embed a Video Inside a Bit Document?

Follow these simple steps to add videos or any weblink into your smart Bit documents.

Step 1: 

Preview of copying the url of a videoGo to any video streaming platform like YouTube or Vimeo. After that, open the video that you would like to add to your Bit document, and copy the URL on top.

 

Step 2:

Now, open your Bit document and paste the URL on a blank line.

Preview of pasting video url in a bit document

 

Step 3: 

Your video will show up in your document. Yes, your audience can click play and watch it inside your Bit document!

Preview of an embedded video

 

Step 4: 

To get the additional formatting options, you can click on the three dots on the top right corner. This toolbar will allow you to make your video larger, add a caption, or delete it.

Preview of customisation options available for videos

We told you it’s super easy, didn’t we?

 

Wrapping Up

Eight seconds.

That’s the average attention span of humans.

Believe it or not, it is less than that of a goldfish (which is nine seconds).

That means a reader takes eight seconds to decide if a document is interesting enough to keep reading.

One of the best ways to make them read your document is by making it interactive.

…and how do you make it interactive?

By adding videos, obviously.

Adding videos to your documents can make them incredibly powerful if used right.

And this starts by using Bit.ai

Whether you want to add an explainer video in a press release, share product demos with your clients, or an educational video in a step-by-step text guide, Bit.ai has got you covered.

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and tap into the potential of adding videos to your documents.

Let us know how it goes by tweeting us @bit_docs!

Further reads:

How to Use Document Templates in Bit.ai?

6 Awesome Video Presentation Software and Tips to Follow!

10 Best Video Conferencing Software For Teams