At some point in our careers we’ve all tried to embed a video in email—even if it was just to share a funny cat video. Unfortunately, video files are massive so attaching a video to an email is pointless. Additionally, if you’re sending a video link to a prospect your email will likely get flagged as SPAM. So save yourself some time and use a video messaging software.
With Covideo you’ll have the option to send videos without a paid account. Seriously, after you sign up for our free 14-day trial you’ll have access to unlimited video messaging (no credit card required!).
Why should you bother with a video messaging platform? Well for starters videos have a plethora of communication benefits—they’re far more entertaining than reading a faceless email. Plus, if you’re a professional involved in video email marketing or want to spice up their business communication, then you will need a software to embed youtube video in email. Watch our video below to learn more about sending videos with Covideo.
Okay, back to learning how to embed video in outlook email or how to embed a video in email gmail…
Use a hyperlink video snapshot
Use your Covideo paid or free trial account to record and upload the video you want to email. Click the “share video” option to generate an animated snapshot of your video. The animated snapshot is the key to adding a video to your email. This animated snapshot is similar to a gif, and will autoplay video in outlook email or gmail. You can also learn how to play video inside mailchimp underneath step three. Once a recipient clicks on the animated snapshot they will be taken to a video landing page with your video.
Track your video email to measure viewer engagement
Knowing if your messages are received is critical to successful communication. Learn if your video was delivered, opened, viewed, or bounced. On top of the video status, once your video is viewed Covideo sends a viewer notification message to your email. This gives you the ability to respond to recipients and gage how much of the messages they watched.
Embed video in email or your CRM
Covideo is compatible with many CRMs or messaging platforms due to the ability to copy the video’s CRM and paste it in the body of an email. To embed a youtube video in html email, you will need html code. Use the HTML code in your Covideo account to embed the video into your website. Depending on the format you can use this feature to embed video in email hubspot or embed video in email mailchimp.
Do you have any tips when creating a Covideo?
Before you embed a video to your email, we recommend standing in front of a window for optimal lighting and recording a quiet spot. If you’re recording yourself, try holding a smile for the first few seconds to create the best animated snapshot.
Talk to a video expert or request a demo to see how Covideo could transform your business communication.