Play video in email

Constant Contact should have a platform that supports being able to upload videos into a newsletter and then have the videos play directly on the publication as soon as the recipient opens it.

Top Answer
Kyle_R
Administrator

Support for embedded video amongst email clients is still inconsistent, and not fully supported by many. As a result, we've been monitoring support and holding off on any plans for this until feel good that the emails will display as expected to a broad audience. That said, we are trying to keep a pulse on how popular of a request this is so we encourage everyone to still leave feedback and comment on this. It really helps in the decision making process. 


30 Comments
RichardA101
Rookie

I agree

 

I am trying to insert a video from my Vimeo account directly. What I get when I put in the URL it defaults to my Vimeo account. I would like to have the video play with out all the Video account information coming up.

 

Any suggestions?

Thanks

RJ

StevenP35860
Rookie
I want this, too! Please make it happen.
Please add to your platform the ability to imbed a video in the body, similar to.
LauraS25
Campaign Collaborator

Agreed! Not ideal

JacobG247
Rookie

Yes please autoplay videos in emails.

YulinL5
Rookie

I see the request for being able to play video within the email message (as opposed to taking people to a different location like YT or Vimeo) has been there since 2017-2018, but it's still not available in 2022!

 

Is there any chance of this happening soon?

WSCongo.org
Rookie

I agree with everyone here. The email landscape has changed so that emails containing embedded videos are no longer blocked. PLEASE GET ON THIS.

Kyle_R
Administrator
Status changed to: Not Currently Planned

Support for embedded video amongst email clients is still inconsistent, and not fully supported by many. As a result, we've been monitoring support and holding off on any plans for this until feel good that the emails will display as expected to a broad audience. That said, we are trying to keep a pulse on how popular of a request this is so we encourage everyone to still leave feedback and comment on this. It really helps in the decision making process. 

It would be really helpful if gifs/mov files were allowed to be uploaded and used in posts/campaigns.  This is a basic and commonly /widely used practice, feature and function.  

We need to be able to embed videos in emails, not just add a link to them.

 

It's kind of disingenuous that Constant Contact includes a 'Video' block in email builders when the only thing created is a clickable image duplicating the cover image on the video from the original link. I can do that by adding a photo. Really hoping this update is made soon!

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