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Can I embed a video in an email?

Due to the nature of the email format, you can't embed videos into emails. Instead, there's a couple of alternatives:

1. Link to the video

If the video is hosted somewhere (e.g. YouTube or Vimeo) you can just link to it. A popular option is to upload an thumbnail image of the video and link the image to the video.

The Advanced Editor makes this easy with the video block:

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As demonstrated above, we’ll grab the cover image, overlay a configurable play icon, and link to the video. You can also configure the icon.

2. Use a GIF

You can embed GIFs in emails and they will play. We recommend Cloudapp as a tool for easily making GIFs.

Once you have a GIF, you can add it to your email using the image upload button (note that GIFs will take longer to process than a typical image).

Here's a quick demonstration (and yes, it's a GIF within a GIF - because we love GIFs so much):

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