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Jumprope Tips

We announced discontinuing Jumprope on August 20, 2021. It’s important that you save your video downloads and transition blog content before August 20, after which all Jumprope data will be deleted. We’ve compiled a 5-step list of what you need to do below.

After August 20, 2021:

  • The Jumprope iPhone, Android, and Mac Desktop apps will be removed from the iOS/Android app stores.
  • All existing Jumprope apps will no longer work.
  • All data and videos on Jumprope will be deleted.
  • Our website, jumprope.com, will no longer be accessible.
  • Our blog, blog.jumprope.com, will no longer be accessible.

1) Save Your Video, Story and Image Downloads

Download content that you might want in the future to share to other social platforms by August 20, 2021.

Do not save the Blog/Player Embed codes or use the WordPress Plugin, as those will no longer work.

Need a refresher on saving downloads? Watch this tutorial: 

Tips for saving Jumprope downloads:

Create a new album on your phone to keep downloads organized

Use a doc or spreadsheet to keep track of which Jumpropes you’ve saved or need to save

If you have trouble saving any specific downloads, reach out to us in the app for help 

Tips for transferring downloads from your phone to your computer:

The easiest option is to save your downloads to a Cloud app like Google Drive, iCloud, or Dropbox, then easily access your downloads from other devices. Our favorite option is Google Drive (free version).

You can also email your downloads to yourself from your phone and then access on your computer. Keep in mind, some files may be too large for email.

If you use an iPhone, you can use AirDrop to easily send files to your other Apple devices. Tutorial here.

Jumprope downloads do not include the Jumprope title in the file name, so it’s helpful to transfer downloads for one Jumprope at a time to keep files together.

2) Remove Jumprope’s Blog and Player Embed From Your Blog

Removing the Blog Embed:

If you utilized the Shortcode: edit your blog post and delete the shortcode.

If you utilized the WordPress Plugin: Deactivate and delete the Plugin. This will remove the Embed from your blog posts. Whenever you edit your blog posts next, you can delete the block. If you added a H2 or supporting text before the Embed, we recommend going back to delete that.

Removing the Player Embed:

If you utilized the Shortcode: edit your blog post and delete the shortcode.

If you utilized the WordPress Plugin: Deactivate and delete the Plugin. This will remove the Embed from your blog posts. Whenever you edit your blog posts next, you can delete the block. If you added a H2 or supporting text before the Embed, we recommend going back to delete that.

Recreating the Player Embed:

WordPress bloggers: if you create a Web Story in Google’s Web Stories Plugin, you can embed it into your blog post for a similar player.

Check out Google’s recommended tools here. Slickstream offers a similar player.

3) Publish Any Existing Drafts to Create Video Downloads 

After August 20, 2021 you will not have access to drafts or have the ability to publish. You can create new Jumpropes and edit existing Jumpropes until August 20th. 

4) Save Your Media From Each Card

This is a new feature we’ve added to help make this transition easy for creators, by allowing you to save your individual photos and videos from each card of a Jumprope.

Go to jumprope.com/download. Enter your username and password associated with your account to receive links to download your Jumprope media. 

If you signed up for Jumprope through Google, Facebook, or Apple ID you will need to create a password in the app. Change your password by logging out, selecting to sign in with email, then tapping the forgot password option. 

5) Transition Google Web Stories onto Another Tool

If you’d like to continue to have your content show up in places where Google shows Google Web Stories, you’ll need to create Web Stories on your own domain. Check out these resources from Google.

Google Web Stories Launch

How Web Stories Work

Web Stories Resources

WordPress Bloggers: 

Save the IG Stories download. Install Google’s Web Stories Plugin on your blog. Upload the IG Stories videos to their plugin.

Check out Google’s other recommended Web Stories tools here

Best practices:

Compress each video before uploading using a tool such as Free Convert.

To be most SEO-friendly, type your text for the title again when editing in the Plugin. Add a square that is the same color as your background to hide the text from Jumprope. Layer your new text on top of the square. You can also do this for all of your steps.

Feel free to add additional intro or outro cards in the Plugin if needed.

Add a blog post link to select cards by clicking on a card, then access the link option on the right sidebar.

Complete the Document tab on the right sidebar.

Review the Checklist for anything required. 

Read more about Web Stories tips and best practices from Google.

Creator Examples:

Food Faith Fit

The Urben Life

Plantivore Kitchen

Other Bloggers: 

Check out Google’s other recommended Web Stories tools here

Save the IG Stories download from Jumprope to leverage with a tool such as Newsroom AI.

Additional Helpful Tips

Save Blog & Social Media Posts Where You Were Featured

If you’ve been featured on our blog or any social media channels and would like to save those posts, please screenshot them. After August 20, 2021 these posts will no longer be available.

Follow Your Favorite Jumprope Creators on Other Platforms

You’ll find links to creator’s other platforms in their Jumprope profiles.

Discover Other Userful Video Creation Tools

InShot (iOS and Android)

DaVinci Resolve (Mac and PC)

Adobe Premiere Rush (iOS and Android)

Lumen5 (Desktop), Lumen5 can reformat horizontal and vertical videos