Blink Moments

Introducing Blink Moments (Beta), a new subscription feature that automatically combines motion events recorded within a short timeframe across all cameras into a single clip, making it easy to view an entire moment in time.

Whether it’s your kids playing in the yard, guests arriving for a family gathering, or pets exploring the backyard, Moments seamlessly combines footage from one or multiple cameras into a complete video. This saves you from manually sorting through individual clips, allowing you to quickly view and share a single Moment.

Moments are generated automatically when:

Moments is enabled by default and can be turned off at any time by visiting the Clip List:

Icon Status Description
Blue Moments Icon On Clips that meet the criteria will automatically be grouped into Moments.
Gray Moments Icon Off Previously generated Moments will appear as individual clips in the Clip List. If Moments is turned back on, clips that met the criteria during the off period will be grouped into Moments again.

Viewing a Moment

When enabled, the Clip List displays Moments, which can be identified by multiple thumbnail images and a time frame indicating the start time of the first clip and the start time of the last clip within the Moment.

To view a Moment:

  1. Tap Clips Delete icon in the bottom navigation bar.
  2. From the Clip List, tap the Moment you wish to view.

The bar at the bottom of the video player allows you to navigate through the clips within the current Moment. Each notch represents the start of a new clip. You can move the slider to jump between different clips.

To view information about the clips within a Moment, including event types and camera names, press and hold the Moment to open Moment Details.

Saving and sharing a Moment

Moments can be saved to your mobile device or shared from the Blink app to your favorite social media, email, and messaging apps.

To save a Moment:

  1. Tap Clips in the bottom navigation bar.
  2. From the Clip List, tap the Moment you wish to share. The selected Moment will automatically start playing.
  3. Tap the video player to display the controls, then:
    • iOS: Tap Share  in the upper left corner of the video, then tap Save . The clip will be saved to your Camera Roll.
    • Android: Tap Save  in the upper left corner of the video. The clip will be saved to your Videos folder.

To share a Moment:

  1. Tap Clips in the bottom navigation bar.
  2. From the Clip List, tap the Moment you wish to share. The selected Moment will automatically start playing.
  3. Tap the video player to display the controls. Then, tap the Share icon  in the upper left corner.

Deleting a Moment

Caution: Deleting a Moment will permanently erase all clips within that Moment from Blink’s servers and cannot be recovered by Blink Support.

To delete a Moment:

  1. Tap Clips in the bottom navigation bar.
  2. From the Clip List, tap Edit in the upper right corner.
  3. Select the Moment you wish to delete.
    • Note: The delete button shows the number of clips to be deleted (example, 'Delete (5)').
  4. Tap Delete.
  5. To confirm deletion, tap Delete Selected Clips.

Deleting a clip within a Moment

Caution: Once you delete a clip, it is permanently erased from Blink’s servers and cannot be recovered by Blink Support.

Deleting a clip within a Moment can change a Moment’s structure if the time between the start of one clip and the start of the next is more than 45 seconds. To keep the structure intact, at least two clips must start within 45 seconds of each other.

To delete a clip from within a Moment:

  1. Tap Clips in the bottom navigation bar.
  2. From the Clip List, temporarily turn off Moments by tapping the Moments icon Blue Moments Icon at the bottom right of the navigation bar.
  3. Tap Edit in the upper right corner of the Clip List.
  4. Select the clip you want to delete, then tap Delete located at the bottom right of the navigation bar.
  5. Turn on Moments by tapping the Moments icon Gray Moments Icon again.

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