How to create free Loom Account (for recording instructional videos)

Loom is now the "go-to" video instruction tool for virtual knowledge workers (which is what we lawyers are). An essential part of our jobs now is explaining how to do things to others ​that we work with. And the best way to explain much of what we do is through ​short ​instructional videos.

There are many ways to record video, but the best one for most knowledge work is Loom. It's a powerful tool that is also simple because it's focused on ​the paramount needs of ​those who create instructional videos, which is:
  • You can create the videos quickly and easily (on a computer, tablet, or even smartphone)
  • You can then quickly share the video (inside your organization, or outside the firm)
  • You can store video you create online with Loom, and organize the videos into folders.
  • You can restrict access or grant access to videos as needed.
  • You can start with a free account that lets you create up to 25 videos of no more than 5 minutes in length.
  • You can upgrade to the business level account for a mere $8/month, which allows unlimited videos, unlimited length, and other useful options.

Below are the quick and easy steps for creating a free account with Loom. 

  1. 1

    Navigate to Loom.com & Set Up Free Account

    1. Navigate your browser to Loom.com
    2. Click on "Get Loom for Free" button
  2. 2

    Choose Email Address Option

    You can set up an account using an existing Google, Slack or Apple account. I recommend you use your email address.
  3. 3

    Enter additional personal information

    1. Enter your name
    2. Create password (needs to meet criteria shown below)
    3. Agree to Loom's Terms & Privacy Policy.
    4. Click "Continue"


  4. 4

    Verify your email address - Step

    Like most online services, Loom wants to know that you have entered a valid email address that you have control of.
  5. 5

    Verify your email address - Step 2

    1. Go to your email account, you'll see a button like the one below that you will 
    2. Click to verify your email address
  6. 6

    Get oriented, do some setup, record a first video

    Here's how you can get oriented with the user interface, and do some basic setup (i.e. download the desktop Loom app, get the browser extension installed, and finally record and share your first video.

  7. 7

    OPTIONAL: Upgrade to paid version

    The basic free version is enough to start with and learn how to use Loom. If you want to upgrade to the next higher level you'll get more options as shown below.
  8. 8

    Explore Use Cases for Loom Videos

    Besides instructional videos, there are other use cases for the kind of quick, easy videos that Loom allows you to create. Here's a short video from Loom's CEO that gives you some insights ​on that front.

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