Update to MixBit 4.4.0 coming soon!

Get ready! Version 4.4.0 of MixBit has been submitted to the iOS App Store and will be released tomorrow (Wednesday September 2nd). This new version is better than ever for shooting sweet videos with your friends!

We don’t often contact you (How’s it going? Good? Yeah, us too! We’re excited about this release!), but we really wanted to let you know that in order to make these awesome new changes, we need to change the way we store MixBit videos, which may have some implications for you.

Here’s what’s happening:

  1. Any MixBit videos you have already published will continue to work without any changes (and not just in boring old landscape format, we’re also adding fancy snapchat-ish portrait versions too).
  2. Videos that are started but not yet published must be published to keep them on MixBit.
  3. If you choose NOT to publish your video, no content will be lost, as the original photos and videos are stored on your camera roll, but you will need to reselect it again if you decide to recreate the video in future.

We also wanted to simplify login since we live in this new super duper, never look up from your phone, mobile addicted world, so we’re going to change our new accounts to use either Facebook or their Mobile Phone number to sign in.

As an existing user, you can continue to use your username or email to sign in, but we also suggest you enable these new options by adding Facebook or your phone number to your account now in the current version.

We’ll also be updating our Privacy Policy due to the extensive changes in the way we create videos. Most of the changes deal with how we previously described Projects vs. Videos (we now only have videos and have removed projects), but we think you’ll also be pleased to hear that your videos are now even more private than before, with videos only visible to people who contributed by default.

Learn more at mixbit.com!

Team MixBit

Better Together: Major update brings collaboration and more to MixBit

Today we released a major update to our iOS and web app to make MixBit better than ever. The features you’ve grown to love are improved and, more importantly, you’ll find a ton of exciting new features as well, including:

  • Collaborative Projects Unleashed
  • Find and Follow Friends
  • Activity Stream for Your Community
  • Real-Time Previews of Your Projects
  • Chat in Projects
  • New, Improved Editor and Controls

Collaborative Projects: A Closer Look

You can now create videos together with friends and family by inviting them to contribute clips and videos directly to your projects. Here’s how it works:

1) Open a new project and click the “Add Collaborators” icon



2) Invite your friends and family to the project with their MixBit name or email address.



3) Add the first clip to your project and include some brief details on what you’d like your friends to contribute.


4) Send your invites! Friends with MixBit will be notified in the app, while people you invite via email can sign up on their phone.  They can then start adding videos and photos to your project.


5) As the owner, you can keep adding more clips, invite more friends, apply music and themes to your project, chat with your friends and preview your video before publishing.


Adding Collaborators to an Existing Project

If you have an existing MixBit project, you can add friends at any time by selecting the “Add Collaborators” icon on the “Edit Project” screen. Just click the icon displayed below and repeat the steps outlined above!


Open Collaborative Projects

Let’s say you’re at an event where you know there are other people making great content, but you don’t know them all to invite them directly. Open Collaboration projects have got you covered! Create an Open Collaboration project and share it so that anyone with the link can contribute to your project.

1) Create a new collaborative project (just like above), but this time instead of inviting specific collaborators, select “Create a Project with Anyone.”


2) Once you’ve created an Open Collaborative Project, anyone you share the URL with will be able to contribute.  Add the link to an event invite or a group message board to easily allow people to contribute to the project.


Other New Features: A Quick Look

In addition to Collaborative Projects, we’ve included many new features that make creating projects a breeze while building a vibrant community of your own on MixBit.

Find and Follow Friends

  • You can now find friends, follow them and see who’s following you on MixBit. Connect Facebook to easily find people you know also using MixBit.

Activity Stream

  • The Activity Stream lets you easily browse and view the videos your community of friends creates and likes.

Real-Time Previews of Your Projects

  • Preview your projects with different themes and music before releasing them to the world.

Chat in Projects

  • Chat with anyone you’ve invited to your collaborative projects!

New, Improved Editor and Controls

  • Re-edit any project from your phone at any time. Add Music and Themes, or invite friends to add more content.
  • We’ve improved our editor and controls to make tweaking and updating your content easier than ever.

Easy Export – Now Includes Custom Vine and Instagram Versions

  • It’s always been simple for you to publish videos to YouTube and other services directly from MixBit.
  • Now you can create automatically edited versions of your projects to share on Vine and Instagram  – All you need to do is download and share!

As you can see we’ve been working hard and making some big changes to MixBit, but this is just the beginning. There is much more to come!

We can’t wait to hear what you think. Please send your questions, feedback and thoughts to hello@mixbit.com or give us a holler on Twitter @MixBitApp.

MixBit 3.0.2 available in the app store

We’re really excited to announce the new release of MixBit, available now in the App Store.


Two weeks ago, we released MixBit 3.0 with many changes that make MixBit an even better way with which to create great looking videos.

  • A new UI to help making videos faster and more streamlined than ever before.
  • Add professional motion graphics to your video and make it pop with Themes!
  • Mix music and audio directly from the app.
  • Put your content where you want – not only share links on Twitter and Facebook, but also publish direct to DropBox and YouTube!
  • As before, work on multiple projects, import clips, trim clips and more all at your fingertips.

We’ve now laid a lot of the ground work for the major improvements to MixBit and you can expect more frequent feature updates in the future. Our latest release, live today, just added the ability to place Text captions on each individual clip. MixBit is for makers and we want to help you create better videos together.


In the past, we had multiple projects going simultaneously and explored various avenues that we thought were interesting. But now we’ve found the one! We’re done coding around and are ready for a serious commitment to only one product: MixBit! To demonstrate our commitment, we’re proud to announce that we’ve formally changed our name from AVOS Systems, Inc. to MixBit, Inc. We’re very excited to focus all our efforts on MixBit going forward in order to make it into the game changing product we believe it will be.

As part of our new focus on MixBit, there have been some other changes as well. First, we sold Delicious to Science Media LLP. Delicious is a great service that has a storied history and serves millions of users. We wanted it to have a home where it and its many devoted users could get the attention they deserve and we believe Science is just the place. Second, a co-founder of AVOS, Steve Chen, has become an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Google Ventures, one of our investors. So he’ll remain a close part of the family but will now be able to devote his time to new projects.

To celebrate our new found love, we are going to be announcing some very significant and extensive changes to MixBit in the coming days so stay tuned because we think you’re going to fall just as much in love as we have!

Now and Later

We’ve been working hard on lots of exciting features and improvements. Check out the new additions, already live or available soon on the site, below:

You can now follow your favorite MixBit users! Click the follow button on their profile page to see their latest creations and make it easier to collaborate in the future.

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Profile Pictures and Display Name
Another housekeeping item we’ve checked off is the ability to upload profile pictures and change your display name. I, for one, will be using the display name Cat Von Meow to pay homage to fellow feline lovers across the internet.


Clip Cards
When watching a video, you will now see a ‘clip card’ on the right side of the page. The clip card gives essential information about the clip you are watching such as the author, original project title, a link back to the original project, and the type of device used to create the clip.


Exporting MixBit Videos
And soon you’ll be able to export videos to other video platforms like YouTube or Vimeo, but, before the release, we’ll need to update our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Here are some highlights of the upcoming changes:

  • You can export a video that contains other people’s clips that you’ve remixed into your video. This means other people can also export videos which include your public clips.
  • You will be notified if someone exports a project containing your clips.
  • Clip owners will be notified, given the exporters username and a link to the social network where the work was shared.
  • MixBit will be unable to control or remove any clips that have been exported off the MixBit site, this includes clips from your videos that have been remixed into someone else’s project and exported. But remember, on MixBit, you can always remove clips or make videos private at anytime.
  • Please click the following links to review the updated Terms Of Service and Privacy Policy in their entirety. These changes will go into effect on April 7th, 2014.

    That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more features coming soon! As always, hit us up at hello@mixbit.com with any and all questions/feedback.