Add Video and Audio Files Directly in Aha! Software

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May 25, 2023

Add Video and Audio Files Directly in Aha! Software

by Claire George

Editor's note: Aha! Notebooks has been split into Aha! Knowledge and Aha! Whiteboards.

Notes in Aha! are a popular way for product builders to document and share information. We all use them daily to communicate product ideas, capture research, record customer interviews, and just about everything else we need to document. But text and images alone do not always provide enough context to communicate your message clearly. This is where other media types like video or audio can help provide richer details — ensuring your ideas and plans are both engaging and understood.

Embed video and audio files into documents in Aha! software to enhance how you communicate concepts to the team.

Previously, you could attach a video or audio file to the bottom of a note. But this meant that the media was not shown in the context of your story, and users needed to scroll down to find and download these files — creating a disjointed user experience.

So, we made it possible to insert video and audio files directly into your notes — and anywhere else the Aha! text editor appears (like record descriptions and comments). The next time you need to share a new demo flow or customer interview recording, you can include your file right in your document. This makes it easier to illustrate complex ideas and spark meaningful discussions with the team.

This functionality is available to all Aha! users. Customers on the Aha! Ideas Advanced plan can even include videos in polls — which is ideal for quickly getting early feedback on a new product experience. Just click the Image icon in the text editor toolbar and select the file you want to upload. Once inserted, share your note as an external webpage or publish it in your ideas portal for others to easily view.

Let's take a look at how you can use this new functionality to enhance your notes:

Communicate concepts clearly

Imagine you are defining a new product feature. There are two approaches you could take to meet customer requirements — so you want to get input from others about the best way forward. You summarize the findings from your research in a note, inserting relevant audio clips from customer interviews for context. Then you add two screen flows to show the options. This dynamic note — with a mix of text, images, audio, and video — helps the team quickly understand the alternatives and provide more informed recommendations.

Once media is uploaded, you can adjust the size of your video or choose to replay or download audio.

Express information with a variety of media types to provide greater context and help propel your product development process forward.

Product managers play a crucial role in shaping the future of a product. Communicating your plans clearly and accurately to colleagues and customers alike is critical. The more the folks around you understand your vision, the easier it will be to deliver boldly.

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The ability to insert media or images in the Aha! text editor is available to all Aha! customers. Our suite of product development tools work seamlessly together to help teams turn raw concepts into valuable new capabilities — for customers and the business. Set strategy, spark creativity, crowdsource ideas, prioritize features, share roadmaps, manage releases, and plan development. Sign up for a free 30-day trial or join a live demo to see why more than 700,000 product builders trust our software to build lovable products and be happy doing it.

Claire George

Claire George

Claire is passionate about helping product development teams learn how to bring their strategy to life. She is the director of product marketing at Aha! — the world’s #1 product development software. Claire has 20 years of marketing and software experience. Previously, she led product marketing at an agile-based work management platform.

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