Embedding a Video

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L75405
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Hi, Is there a way to directly embed a video into an email? With Vimeo it directs you off of the email to their site which is not what I want. Also, the thumbnail looks crazy and the only fix I have found was to add a still photo and direct people to click on it to watch. I wasn't able to add a YouTube link either, only Vimeo. I'm not sure if YouTube would even be a better option. Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks!!

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William_A
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Hello @L75405 ,

 

Videos are not a compatible file type with the Library, and are too large to import and send embedded in an email regardless. They need to be hosted on a dedicated video site, social platform, or cloud drive, and then linked to. For sites with dedicated video players, the video block can be utilized.

 

For cloud drives and other non-video sites, you'd need to link using an image, button, or some text. If your video is not compatible with the video block, or the video-hosting site isn't providing the correct thumbnail, then I'd advise utilizing on of the other linking options:


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William A
Community & Social Media Support

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William_A
Administrator
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Hello @L75405 ,

 

Videos are not a compatible file type with the Library, and are too large to import and send embedded in an email regardless. They need to be hosted on a dedicated video site, social platform, or cloud drive, and then linked to. For sites with dedicated video players, the video block can be utilized.

 

For cloud drives and other non-video sites, you'd need to link using an image, button, or some text. If your video is not compatible with the video block, or the video-hosting site isn't providing the correct thumbnail, then I'd advise utilizing on of the other linking options:


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William A
Community & Social Media Support
L75405
Brand Influencer

I feel like this needs to be improved. Redirecting folks to another site when we are trying to get donations as a nonprofit just isn't acceptable. You all know that videos are the best way to get clicks. Why in the world would anyone want them redirected away from the email? I can send out a beautiful email with videos from Canva but not Constant Contact? The design features are seriously lacking on your platform.  

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