Our Email Builder lets you easily add videos to your emails using our Video Widget. You can upload your video to your email,* and a thumbnail image will be inserted into your email and will be linked to a page on your website where the video is embedded and can be played. That page is created automatically as part of adding the video to your email.
*Note: Videos will not be directly embedded in your email, as most email providers do not support this functionality.
If the video you want to share is hosted by a third-party website, click here for instructions.
Adding Your Own Video to an Email
To upload and add a video to your email:
Create a custom email by navigating to Email > Send Email in the navigation pane on the left side of your dashboard:
Click "+ Add Section" to add a new section to your email.
Click "Widgets" in the left navigation bar, and then select "Video" to add this section to your page:
In the video section that has been added to your email, click "Upload Video":
Drag and drop your video file or browse files from your computer. The max file size is 8GB.
Click the "Select Thumbnail" button, and use the slider to select the frame that you'd like to use as the thumbnail image for the video:
To preview the video page before sending your email, click the "Preview Video Page" link:
When you're ready to send your email, click "Preview Email" or "Send A Test Email" on the top left of the page.
Adding an Externally Hosted Video to an Email
If the video you're looking to share is hosted by a third-party host (such as YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia), you can embed the video on your website and share that link in your email.
To begin, you'll want to embed the video on your website to get started. Click here for instructions on how to do this.
After you've embedded your video on a page or blog post on your website, it's time to compose your email by navigating to Email > Send Email in your left menu bar.
In the body of the email, highlight the text you'd like to apply your link to, and then click the "Insert/edit link" icon:
In the Insert Link modal, you'll want to add the following information:
Url: Enter the URL of the video here. This should be the URL of the page or blog post on your site that has the video embedded.
Text to display: This is the text you highlighted within the email. If you'd like to change the text that will be hyperlinked, you can do so here
Title: The title of the video added will be displayed when someone hovers over the text that is hyperlinked
None: This will open the video in the current window
New window: This will open the video in a new window
Once you have entered the video information, click "Ok."
You'll see that the text is now hyperlinked, and your video is now linked to your email!
Lastly, don't forget to test the link to ensure it's working correctly by clicking either "Preview Email" or "Send A Test Email" on the top left of the page.