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Add Video Links to an Email

Drip does not support embedded video in emails, and video content cannot be played directly from within the email itself. This is common across the majority of email service providers because many email clients, such as Google and Yahoo, will mark those emails as risky deliveries. Emails that contain playable video content will likely end up in your recipients’ spam folders.

As an alternative, you can take a screenshot of the first frame of your video, insert it into the email and link the image to wherever the video is hosted online.

Here’s what you will need:

  • a video hosted somewhere online

  • a screenshot of the video

Learn How to Take a Screenshot your device. You will want your screenshot to be 1800px wide if you want it to fill the entire width of Drip’s default template. Make adjustments as needed.

Add a Video Link in the Text Builder 

Image button in the text builder

To add an image in the text builder: 

  1. Open the email where you want to add a video link 

  2. Click the image upload button in the email editor

  3. Upload your screenshot and you'll see the image in the email editor

  4. Click on the image to highlight it

  5. Click on the link button

  6. When the link modal appears, enter the URL where the video is hosted

Click Save and go to the Preview tab to view the email. 

Add a Video Link in the Visual Builder 

Image block in the visual builder

  1. Open the email where you want to add a video link 

  2. Click the image block and place it where you want the image to be 

  3. Click on the image > Choose Image

  4. Upload your screenshot and you'll see the image in the email editor

  5. Enter the URL where the video is hosted in the Link box 

Click Preview to view the email.