Using the Video block

Learn how to add videos to your email campaign or landing page in EasyEditor with the Video block.

Overview

EasyEditor allows you to add video thumbnails to your email campaign or pages and forms by using the Video block. When your contacts select the video thumbnail, it opens the video in its hosted location in a new browser window. The video thumbnail link is also a tracked link.

Read more about link tracking.

Add a video thumbnail

To add a video thumbnail to your email campaign, page or form:

  1. Drag the Video block onto the EasyEditor canvas.
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  2. Select the block.
  3. In the Settings panel, enter the video URL.
  4. Select Change image to change the default image.

    Read more about using the image manager.

  5. Select Show play bar if you want to show or hide the play bar.

The Video block is a link to a video, not an embedded video in the email campaign, page or form. When your contacts select the Play icon or anywhere on the video thumbnail, this launches the video in a browser or in a video app, if your contact is using a mobile device. There are only a handful of mobile devices that support playing videos inside the email campaign.

You can include the raw link in the text of your email campaign, page or form, if you want the video link to open in your contacts’ Gmail app. If you do this, link tracking won’t work. You can work around this so the video link is tracked for your non-Gmail users, while your Gmail users can also see the video preview in their app. To do this, include a video thumbnail in your email campaign, page or form. At the bottom of the email campaign, page or form, enter the raw link for the video in a text box, but not so small that it looks like you're a spammer trying to hide it.

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