Embedding Media to Emails

Hi all,

I want to embed a YouTube clip into one of my emails so that it comes up as it does on YouTube or Facebook with the image of the start of the clip with a play icon over it?

Is that possible using this software?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you.

Redferret, 4 years ago

Hi there Laura,

While there are ways to do this in HTML, very few email clients will actually be able to display the video.

currently the best option for video in email is to have a single frame image that links through to the video on YouTube or Facebook.

Hope that helps!

Gmail app apologist
JohnP JohnP, 4 years ago

Here is the support for email.

A good fallback or alternative is to use an image that looks like the video player. If the reader clicks what they think is the play button, they are hyperlinked to the real web-hosted video. It's kind of cheeky, but a forgivable 'hiccup' providing you dish up the video they obviously wanted to watch. You'll get a great click rate too...

roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 4 years ago

Hi there Laura, RedFerret and JohnP are on the money. Note that Wistia has some nice tools for both hosting video and automatically generating a preview image (as well as some other niceties), so you may want to check them out.

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