Add a video to an email

Understand some restrictions you may encounter when sharing your video via email.

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Written by Maggie Hughes
Updated over a week ago

Most email clients can't display a playing video inside an email.

Often businesses will include a single screenshot from a video and include a play button over the image to simulate the look of a playable video from within an email client, that simply links to a video hosted on a website or service like YouTube.

If you're using an email marketing service to assemble rich email with links and images like MailChimp or Constant Contact, first, follow our guide to downloading your video on either desktop or mobile. Then check out one one of these guides below to add your video.

If you use another email marketing service β€” follow their guides for inserting images and linking them, and feel free to contact our Support team if you'd like to see the guide linked to in this article.

Additionally, copy the sharing or preview link and paste it into your email. The receiver will be able to click the link and watch the video in their browser.

If the video has been rendered, they will have the option to download your video.

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