Product Releases

Introducing Piktochart Video ⁠— Create and Manage Your Visual Content in One Place 

For the past decade, it’s always been our mission to empower visual content creators, whether it’s for a school presentation or promoting your first business webinar

With the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating trends and transformation that have been underway for decades, screen time is up across all ages. 

Companies big and small are starting to be more flexible with their work arrangements. Students and teachers are taking classroom interactions and lessons online. Not to mention that more people are now building their online businesses — from eCommerce stores to consulting agencies. 

And then there’s the spike in video creation and usage across the board. 

For example, in our survey of 300 business professionals about their video creation efforts, 85.7% of respondents agree that video is now more important than other forms of content. Half of the respondents are also starting to create and develop more video content. 

In short, today’s content creators need access to an all-in-one visual content creation platform to communicate their ideas, insights, and stories. 

As we move forward with these new insights and findings, we are excited to announce the expanded and dramatically upgraded Piktochart!

Here’s a summary of the changes:

  • From now on, you can create presentations, infographics, posters, flyers, charts, and VIDEOS using one platform. Piktostory, a product we used to offer separately, is now Piktochart Video
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introducing Piktochart Video
  • The old Piktochart is now called Piktochart Visual. You can easily switch between Piktochart Video and Piktochart Visual from your new dashboard.  You’ll notice a new look and feel as you log in to your account (and make your way to our website too!) 
screenshot of the new dashboard in Piktochart
your new Piktochart dashboard
  • There are new templates, icons, and illustrations added to Piktochart Visual. This means you will have more options in visualizing your idea, information, and data.  
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Introducing Piktochart Visual
  • Finally, level up your visualization chops for data and processes with the addition of visualized numbers, diagrams for lists, checklists and forms, buttons, and hierarchy.
example of visualized numbers in Piktochart Visual
visualized numbers
example of diagrams in Piktochart Visual
diagrams in Piktochart Visual
example of hierarchy in Piktochart Visual
hierarchy in Piktochart Visual

Keep scrolling for details of these updates or click on a link below to jump to a specific section:


Experience the power of a video editor, screen recorder, and video cropper with Piktochart Video

Piktochart Video (formerly Piktostory) is now LIVE on Piktochart!

Piktochart Video is a simple video editor and screen recorder. The possibilities are endless— crop your videos for social media, convert your videos to text, edit lengthy Zoom recordings, or communicate with your team using asynchronous video.

Pro customers will be granted 90 transcription minutes per user per month as part of their plan.

Meanwhile, free accounts will enjoy 20 transcription minutes because we want to give everyone a chance to try the new video editor. 

You can access Piktochart Video directly in your Piktochart dashboard, as illustrated below.

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Piktochart Video can be easily access in the new Piktochart dashboard

Here are some of the wonderful things you can do with Piktochart Video:

1. Get your message across anytime and anywhere with transcribed videos

Record a brief update for your team, client, or followers. Capture your screen and troubleshoot or explain a concept. Walk your audience through presentations, infographics, or reports effortlessly. 

screenshot of how to capture your screen in Piktochart Video
how to capture your screen in Piktochart Video

2. Spend less time and effort on editing

With Piktochart, video editing is as quick and straightforward as editing text. Cut your video into shorter clips by highlighting parts of the transcript. Add titles or images. Upload intro and outro. Now, you can create a professionally-looking video in a matter of minutes. 

screenshot of how to edit your videos in Piktochart Video
video editing is as quick and straightforward as editing a doc file in Piktochart Video

3. Automatically add captions in over 60 languages

Piktochart Video automatically transcribes and adds subtitles to your videos, so you don’t have to worry about adding subtitles later in the process.

Choose the language of your video. Easily cut out any filler words by editing the transcript. Share your video with captions or export subtitles as .srt, .vtt, or .txt file. 

screenshot of how to automatically add captions in Piktochart Video
how to automatically add captions in Piktochart Video

4. Easily repurpose existing video content on social media 

Don’t let that fantastic webinar, Zoom presentation, or virtual event waste its potential. Drive more awareness, engagement, and conversions by repurposing one video into multiple content pieces. 

Automatically crop your videos with Piktochart Video to optimize them for Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social media platforms.

screenshot of how to repurpose existing video content on social media 
Use Piktochart Video for your social media video clips

5. Make your brand stand out with video

There is no better way to grow your brand online than with video. With Piktochart, you can easily ensure that your videos have a unique and recognizable style. Add your logo, match the video background to your brand colors, and more!

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Piktochart Video helps ensure that your videos have a unique and recognizable style

Ready to give Piktochart Video a try?

Repurpose your videos into multiple bite-sized video clips easily in three simple steps.

You can also watch the handy video tutorial below on how to create your first video clip in Piktochart Video.

Step 1: Upload or import your video

To add your video, you can choose from the following options:

  • Directly record from your webcam (including screen casting)
  • Upload a video file from your computer
  • Import from your Google Drive 
  • Import a Zoom recording
screenshot of  how to upload or import your video
how to upload your videos in Piktochart Video

Learn more about adding or importing your video: How to upload or import videos in Piktochart Video

Step 2: Edit your video

You should see your uploaded video under the Projects panel.

Click to select your Project and you will see that your video has been transcribed.

Now, edit your transcript by clicking on the text panel on the left and edit the text, similar to how you would edit a text document. 

You would see that your video captions be updated immediately from the preview on the right.

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how to edit your videos in Piktochart Video

Step 3: Export your video

You can choose to either export your video as a whole project or short bite-sized clips! 

If you want to export your video as a whole, simply click on the Export button on the top panel. You will be asked to name your project. 

screenshot of how to export your video as a whole
how to export your video as a whole

If you want to export a short clip of your video, select a portion of your transcript and highlight it with your cursor. Once done, click on the Export button.

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how to export a short clip of your video in Piktochart Video

Once exported, you will find the exported clip under the Clips panel on your Dashboard.

screenshot of Clips in Piktochart Video
Clips in Piktochart Video

You can download your video clips to your computer or share them directly to your social media pages for everyone to view.


Turn data-heavy content into a visual that gets people’s attention right away with Piktochart Visual 

Piktochart Visual is your go-to tool if you want to make beautiful infographics, reports, presentations, and prints in minutes. No design skills required. 

Choose your own visual content adventure by clicking on your preferred visual format in the dashboard — infographics, presentations, posters, reports, flyers, social media posts, or your preferred sizing.

screenshot of how to select a visual content format the Piktochart dashboard

You’ll also find hot-off-the-press templates, icons, and illustrations added to Piktochart Visual.

Plus, you have more options to visualize data and processes with the addition of the following:

  • Visualized numbers
  • Diagrams for lists
  • Checklists and forms
  • CTA buttons
  • Hierarchy (in photoframes)

Piktochart Visual lets you: 

1. Speed up your design process

Outsourcing graphic design is great, but having to wait on a deliverable when you’re on a tight deadline is frustrating. 

With Piktochart Visual, you’re no longer dependent on a graphic designer to create reports, posters, infographics, presentations, and more. It’s like having your own professional designer 24/7. 

screenshot of report templates in Piktochart Visual
preview of report templates in Piktochart Visual

2. Get access to templates created by seasoned communication designers

The templates are made by experienced designers who have worked for businesses across niches and industries. This means they know and understand the underlying principles of business communication.

For example, they already know the best colors and fonts for a specific industry or particular format.

In short, there’s no need for you to do some deep-dive research (and waste precious time) because it’s all been taken care of in the templates.

3. Customize your content to your brand

Want your brand colors in your visual content? No problem!

With Piktochart Visual Pro, you get access to Brand Assets. Upload your logo and Piktochart will automatically upload your brand colors for you. You can then use these brand colors every time you create your brand visuals. 

screenshot how to customize your content to your brand

4. Integrate Piktochart Visual into your current workflow hassle-free

With Piktochart Visual, you don’t have to overhaul your entire design workflow.

Download your visual content in PNG and PDF formats and share them with your colleagues via email. You can also download your presentations as a PPT file and use Powerpoint to present.

screenshot of how to  integrate Piktochart Visual into your current workflow

5. Turn complex data into a clear, catchy visual that everyone can understand 

Data doesn’t have to be boring.

Copy-paste your data into our graph maker, upload a CSV , Excel file, or link up a Google sheet and turn complex data into a clear graphic that gets your message across. 

Choose between different types of charts & graphs to present your data in a clear and understandable way.

screenshot of data visualization options in Piktochart Visual

How to navigate the new Piktochart Visual dashboard

The dashboard houses all your work. From here, you may view and manage all your saved visuals and choose the template format you’d like to use. The video tutorial below shows you how.

video about how to navigate your new dashboard in Piktochart

How to manage your workspace in Piktochart Visual

Every visual you create on Piktochart takes place in a workspace. It’s where you store your visuals and organize information — as just one person or collaborate as a team. The video tutorial below shows you how.

video about how to navigate your new workspace in Piktochart

Frequently asked questions about your upgraded Piktochart experience

Got questions about your upgraded Piktochart experience? We’ve got answers below!

1. How can I access Piktochart Video as an existing Piktochart user? 

You can easily access Piktochart Video by logging in to your Piktochart account.

Once you can see your Piktochart Dashboard, you will see two tabs on the left panel: Piktochart Visual and Piktochart Video. Click on the Piktochart Video tab to start working with the video editor.

screenshot of how to access Piktochart Video as an existing Piktochart user
click on the Piktochart Video tab to get started with video creation and editing

2. How does this change impact my subscription as a paid account holder for Piktostory? 

Your Piktostory subscription and quota will remain the same until December 2022.

Afterward, depending on your billing cycle, you will be either charged $29/month (monthly billing) or $228/year (annual billing). 

You can still access all your saved projects and clips by simply navigating to Piktochart Video in the Piktochart Dashboard.

3. How does this change impact my subscription as an existing Piktochart Pro account holder? 

Nothing changes until July. However, from July 4, 2022, the Piktochart Pro subscription price will increase. 

For customers on the annual plan, the price will increase from $168 to $228 per member per year. You will be charged $228 on your next billing date. 

For Piktochart Pro customers on the monthly plan, the price will increase from $24 to $29 per member per month. You will be charged $29 on your next billing date in July or August.   

4. How do I access my Piktochart account settings in the new dashboard?

You can access all your account settings, contact our support team, and manage your account members by clicking on the profile icon in the top-right corner of your new dashboard. 

screenshot on where to access your settings in the new Piktochart dashboard
how to access your account settings in the new dashboard


Level up your visual content creation with Piktochart Video plus Visuals

Try Piktochart for free and get the best of both worlds (visuals + video!).

PS. We just kicked off a new space for avid Piktochart fans to connect with each other, learn new skills in design and storytelling, and share what they want to see next from Piktochart. We aren’t quite ready to share all about it just yet, but if you’d like early access, head on over to our Community page.


Agata

Agata Krzysztofik

Agata is the former VP of Growth at Piktochart. When she is not on Slack, you probably can find her mentoring other leaders on GrowthMentor, chasing the sun with her family, or experimenting in her kitchen. You can follow Agata on LinkedIn or check out her growth marketing consulting services.

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