Playing video directly inside of your email isn't currently supported, however, the steps below outline a process that will allow you to add a link to your video. This guide is intended for GMAIL users, but is similar across email providers.
Adding a link to a YouTube video inside your email
- First, open your gmail account and compose an email
- Next, find the location you want to add the link and click on the hyperlink icon inside your compose window
Pro tip: If you link to a YouTube video using GMAIL the video is included at the bottom of the email as an attachment. If the user clicks the image the video will be displayed inside of a popup and will play in the inbox, rather than going to YouTube. This ONLY works with GMAIL and YouTube supported videos.
Pro Tip: To play your video as soon as your subscriber clicks on the play button, simply add a
?play to the end of the video URL. You can also make the video autoplay when someone clicks on it, eliminating the need for them to have to click again on the hosted version.
Frequently asked questions for video in email
Can I add a video to my email signature?
- First, you’ll need to create a thumbnail for your video. To do so, simply take a screenshot of your video and scale it down to thumbnail size (1280×720).
- Remember that you can use the static image thumbnail you created with the play button to add a professional look and engage the user to click the play button
- Once you have your thumbnail, navigate to the options or settings section of your email account and then navigate to the “signature” section. Once there, you’ll see a button for inserting images. Insert your thumbnail.
- You should also see an empty section for adding a link. Add your video’s link to the thumbnail.
- Now, when you look at your signature, you should see a miniature image included with it. To test it out, try sending an email to yourself.
If you have any questions about this, please contact our support team by clicking the support icon in the bottom right-hand corner of this page.