This may already be in the works, but I want to be able to hit people with who I am right off the bat; and I like to do that through video. A slot where a profile picture or a business logo might normally go, a slot with a video that starts right away would be great. A "welcome". Vendors could have the option to record a selfie-type video for that slot, maybe it's a max of 10-15 seconds... or that slot could have a video clip uploaded of our choosing. Just like facebook/instagram/twitter, this could stream automatically when potential customers visit the page, and they can opt in/out of volume so we don't disrupt the meeting they're supposed to be in. Another big change I would like to see is the ability to showcase video more easily, and separate from photo. Right now it's hard for customers to distinguish photo from video in the profile. Even if they do, it's hard to get someone to click on it. If we can structure the profile/homepage to designate optional space to stream videos automatically, even from within Thumbtack's own website (i.e. not necessarily having to be a youtube link), that can greatly benefit those of us who offer it... and it can really benefit anyone who likes to use the super powers of video. I realize this creates more content control issues, but ALmost everyone who is trying to sell a service will be making a goal to put their best foot(age) forward on something like this. Hope these are helpful!
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