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How to make a video into a link

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How to make a video into a link

This article is about how to turn a video into a link. You will learn what it means to convert video to link, why you should do it, the best platform for creating video URLs, and how to make a URL link for video. We will cover the following topics:

  • Why convert video to link
  • How to turn a video into a link
  • Online video link creator
  • How to add a clickable URL to video


What does “video to link” mean?

You may be wondering what it means to make a URL from a video. Basically, this refers to turning a video thumbnail into a URL for easy sharing. When you convert video to link, it makes it easier to send and share.

With the platform Covideo, there are many ways to send videos. You can send it directly from your online account, from your own CRM and email platform, or even text it. To send it through your online account, you won’t need a link, but you do need one through CRM or text. Each recorded video has their own associated URL that you can copy and paste to virtually anywhere. When pasted into your CRM or email, the link video will embed into the body of the message. In turn, it will convert back to a video thumbnail. So, your video will appear as a GIF instead of as a link. When the recipient clicks on the video, it will then open to another tab associated with the specific link to play the entire video. It is similar when sending a video via text – a link and thumbnail is displayed and the recipient can click on it to open a new tab to watch the video.


Why create a video link?

Are you wondering why you should create a link video? Well, when you convert a recording into a URL, it makes it much easier to send and share in different formats. Oftentimes there is a size limit when sending videos, but converting video to link provides a way around that. With Covideo you can make a link for a video and share via email, text, social media, or even to your website. The video URL then embeds itself which displays an animated GIF or freeze frame thumbnail instead of the ugly URL.

These types of personalized videos are extremely beneficial for companies and business-related material. They work wonders for departments such as sales, marketing, corporate level, customer service, and others. The best thing about them is that you can personalize it. You can add a dedicated brand video landing page with your contact information on it. You can add clickable calls to action to direct the recipient to next steps after viewing.

We always recommend having the recipient’s name on a whiteboard in the video. This grabs their attention and increases open rates. Just add a wave and a smile to make it more humanized!


Video Link Creator

If you are looking for a tool that can convert a video to URL, Covideo is a perfect fit for you. Covideo is a personalized video email platform for individuals and companies. It allows you to record, send, and track videos with ease. There are several additional features available with each account. It is a platform for any and all skill levels. There is no need to have prior video recording or editing skills to use Covideo effectively.

After each recording, Covideo will auto-generate a URL for your recording. This makes it easier to send and share these videos any way you want. You can send them via email, text, or share on social. As stated above, the URLs will convert into a video thumbnail preview. With scams and hacking a major threat, no one feels safe clicking on raw links- especially when they don’t know the person. So, video thumbnails are vital for businesses who use videos for marketing, sales, and other activities.

Additionally, learning how to make a link on your own can be a difficult task, especially if you plan to send multiple videos a day. With Covideo, it’s easy, since the video link will auto-generate for you!

Now, let’s talk about how to make a video into a link using Covideo.


How to make a video link

It’s time to walk through the process of how to make a URL for a video. It’s very simple and seamless with Covideo. Just follow these steps:

  1. Record and upload a video.
  2. Find the video in your video library.
  3. Click on the “QuickShare” icon on the video you would like to copy.
  4. Paste the link into your CRM or Email Platform.

If you need to change your video’s settings before sending, follow these steps after you have recorded, uploaded, and found the video in your library:

  1. Click on the “SEND & SHARE” paper plane icon on the video you want to copy.
  2. Click on the “CRM” button.
  3. Make your selections at the right under “Send and Share Setup”.
  4. Click “Copy CRM Code”.
  5. Paste it into your CRM or email platform.

And that’s how to make a link for a video file! It really is that easy. Covideo auto generates the URL for you!


Add clickable URL link to video

We are going to shift gears and talk about how to embed a link in a video. This is different from turning a video into a link. Embedding a URL in a video allows you to direct your receipt to a specific external tab like a website. With Covideo, you can easily embed links into your video with our annotations and calls to action features. Covideo’s video annotation and CTA features let you hyperlink text and images to your videos, so you can add your logo linked with your website, your contact information, or your calendar.

Next, we’ll walk you through how to add a clickable URL to a video.


How to link a video

Like previously stated, you can link video annotations to direct your recipient and personalize their experience even more! What you decide to link is up to you. Follow these instructions on how to add URL in a video with our video annotations feature:

  1. Go to “More Options” next to your video.
  2. Select “Annotations” and then click “New Annotation.”
  3. Pick saved templates or start a new Video Annotation by selecting “blank.”
  4. Choose text or image.
    1. For a text annotation, type your annotation in the text box. Then you can set the font, size, and color of the text.
    2. For an image annotation, choose the image file you want to upload. Then you can adjust the opacity and size of the image.
  5. Click “continue.”
  6. When done, click “add annotation.”
  7. Save the annotation for future use.

After you have added any annotations and saved the updated video, it is time to share it! Covideo will create a video link so you can send and share it anywhere.

Let’s Recap

Throughout this article we have talked about how to make a link for a video, how to add clickable URLs within a video, and the benefits of both. The important thing to remember is that all of this is possible with Covideo. Covideo will automatically make a video URL for each of your recordings. This makes it easier to send or share on social platforms. You can use our video annotations feature to add hyperlinked images or text that your recipient can click on. Simply follow the steps of the instruction guides above to make a video into a URL or to utilize the annotations feature.

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