Replacing your video in Microsoft Stream using the same URL

There are times when you’ve created a video that needs to be updated, but you’ve already published the video’s URL in too many places to count. You’d ideally like to just replace the video and keep the same URL. Now you can in Microsoft Stream. Here’s how that works…

Here’s the video in Stream that I’d like to replace, along with the URL that points to it:

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SharePoint 
#SharePoint 
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Search for videos 
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Drag more files anywhere, or select more files to upload 
Read our company policy for using Stream. 
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Uploader 
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Published 
11/27/2019 
Actions 
Test Trimming Video 
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https:// 
web.microsoftstream.com

If I click on the Ellipsis icon, I see the option to Replace Video:

The Replace Video dialog box gives me the option to upload the new video and download the original video for safekeeping. It also clarifies what will be deleted and disconnected, as well as what will be saved once the replacement is finished:

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Replace video 
Drag file here, or browse to upload 
Replacing a video permanently deletes the original 
video and related files. Before you replace the video, 
download the original video here. 
Deleted items 
A Original video 
A Thumbnails 
A Captions file 
A Subtitle file 
A People 
Disconnected items 
A Forms @ 
Automatically saved items 
V View counts, likes, and comments 
'/ Details, options, and permissions 
Cancel 
Replace

Once I’ve selected the video I want as the replacement, I click Replace:

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Replace video 
TestReplacementVideo.mp4 
Replacing a video permanently deletes the original 
video and related files. Before you replace the video, 
download the original video here. 
Deleted items 
A Original video 
A Thumbnails 
A Captions file 
A Subtitle file 
A People 
Disconnected items 
A Forms @ 
Automatically saved items 
v' View counts, likes, and comments 
V Details, options, and permissions 
Cancel 
Replace

Stream will keep you up to date on what’s happening… first there’s the editing of the new video:

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Editing "Test Trimming Video" 
Details 
Name 
Test Trimming Video 
Description 
Create a description for your video, including #hashtags 
Video Language O 
English 
Thumbnail 
Uploading... 
Delete video 
Options 
People O 
On 
Comments O 
On 
Captions O Download file 
Autogenerate a caption file O 
Subtitles O 
No files have been added 
14 Share 
Upload a subtitle file 
V Published

Then the uploading of the new video:

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ploading: TestReplacementVideo.mp4 12% 
Details 
Name 
Test Trimming Video 
Description 
Create a description for your video, including #hashtags 
Video Language O 
English 
Thumbnail 
Uploading... 
Delete video 
Options 
People O 
On 
Comments O 
On 
Captions O Download file 
Autogenerate a caption file O 
Subtitles O 
No files have been added 
14 Share 
Upload a subtitle file 
V Published

And finally the replacing of the old video:

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Replacing: Test Trimming Video 0% 
Details 
Name 
Test Trimming Video 
Description 
Create a description for your video, including #hashtags 
Video Language O 
English 
Thumbnail 
Replacing... 
Delete video 
Options 
People O 
On 
Comments O 
On 
Captions O Download file 
Autogenerate a caption file O 
Subtitles O 
No files have been added 
14 Share 
Upload a subtitle file 
V Published

When finished, I have the new video in place, and the URL is exactly the same as the old video. All the links that I’ve used in various locations will continue to work:

Machine generated alternative text:
SharePoint 
#SharePoint 
Follow 
Search for videos 
p Search for videos 
Name 
m 14 
Drag more files anywhere, or select more files to upload 
Read our company policy for using Stream. 
Sort by 
Trending 
Edit default order 
Uploader 
Duff, Th 
Published 
11/27/2019 
Actions 
Test Trimming Video 
52:13 
10 
Stats 
00
Machine generated alternative text:
https:// 
web.microsoftstream.com

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