Inserting a video inside an email

We are often asked, unfortunately, it is not possible to insert a video directly in an email. Email software do not support iframes nor the scripts required to read those file types. The most effective method to send a video to your contacts is to insert an image inside your email and to create a link to a video.

A quick and free way to host this file is to upload it to a service like YouTube or Vimeo. If your video is hosted on one of these two services it is very simple! Use our video block. This will automatically generate a preview of your video and add a playback bar below to give the illusion that your video is directly in your email. When they click on the image, your recipients will then be directed to the page where the video is hosted and will be able to view it.

Insert a Video block

To insert a video in your template, all you have to do is to Drag-and-Drop the "video block" from the "Add block" side panel directly where you want to insert it in your template.

Once your video block is added to your template, use the "Block properties" and "Video properties" side panels to customize your video block.  You can set a background color, top and bottom spacing and enter your Youtube or Vimeo video link. The preview image will be automatically generated.


If your video is hosted elsewhere than Youtube or Vimeo or you want your preview picture to be a different image or size than the one proposed by our video block, you can manually add a picture of your video. Then enter the URL of the page where your video in the "link" field of the image block.

On your image, you can add a "Play" symbol (a triangle). Your reader will recognize that it is a video and will click on it to see it. You can find "Play" symbols on this YouTube page.

By inserting a link to your image, you will be able to see in your mailing statistics, by your click rates, which contacts were interested in your video and has clicked on it. You can even add these people to a group and send them more later.

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