You made the first step of deciding to create a Tolstoy. That's great! But how do you start?

Whether you're ready to film on the spot or want to upload videos you recorded months ago, there are many different ways to create video content for your Tolstoy!

Here's how:

  1. To start, click New Tolstoy on the top right of your screen. Choose among Video Page, Stories, Carousel, Widget, Embed, or Off-site message. For Widget or Message, you may select between Interactive Video or Video Feed.

  2. Here, you can select your preferred method for creating video content.

  • Upload file: Upload a pre-recorded video of any file type directly into the system.

  • Import from TikTok: Import a TikTok link to the platform.

  • Import from Instagram: Import an Instagram video to the platform.

  • Record Video: Record a video on the spot through your computer or phone camera.

  • Record screen: Record your screen activity to walk users through your website or app.

  • Library: Upload from a selection of videos that have already been uploaded. This will be empty when you're making your first Tolstoy!

  • Stock videos: Choose from one of our stock videos to find relevant video content that works for you.

  • Start from Template: Choose what you want your Tolstoy to do - eCommerce, SaaS, or Recruiting.

Congrats! You're on your way to creating an interactive Tolstoy video that can be shared or published whichever way you choose. Check out our help articles on Publishing and Sharing Your Tolstoy when you're ready to take that next step.

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