How to embed video into your email

Drive more views by sharing your video as an animated thumbnail in the body of your email. 💌

There are 2 ways you can make your video display as an animated preview in your email:

  • Share via Gmail integration 
  • Share via Linked GIF

1. Gmail Integration: Link expanding

We wanted to enable more efficient and effective communication in a somewhat antiquated experience. So we created Loom's Gmail integration.

How does this work?

Paste your Loom URL into your Gmail composer and it will automatically expand to display an embedded thumbnail. This is eye-catching and gives your recipient a preview of what's to come. 

To facilitate Gmail Link Expanding, you must have the Loom Chrome Extension installed. By having this installed, you unlock the ability for the Chrome Extension to recognize Loom links and display them as an embedded thumbnail. 

Install Loom Chrome Extension

Here's how:

  1. Make sure Loom for Gmail is enabled from your Loom Account Settings.

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  2. Open your Gmail composer or thread and paste in your Loom link.

  3. The link will automatically expand to an embed thumbnail. It will display the content embedded on the receiver's end if they also have the Loom Chrome Extension installed.

    It's really that simple! 

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2. Linked GIF (for all email clients)

If you'd like your video's thumbnail to display in your email and on your recipient's end, share your Loom via the Linked GIF options. This works with all email clients!

Here's how:

  1. Open the video you'd like to share, click the share arrow, and select Linked GIF.
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  2. This will open a preview of your thumbnail. Click Copy Thumbnail to transfer it to your clipboard.

  3. Paste the link into your email thread and your Loom thumbnail will display as an animated thumbnail, as shown below.  🎉

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Tip: Wave or gesture at the start of your video to add movement to your animated GIF thumbnail
 

Questions, comments, concerns? Contact us here.

Happy recording! 🎥😄

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