If you’re one of the 400 million people who use Outlook, and you’re interested in learning how to quickly and easily send videos in Outlook, this post is for you!
With video messaging, you are able to bring a personal touch back into your digital communication. You’re also able to better explain yourself and your ideas, as well as share your empathy and all the things that make you uniquely you with the people who matter most to your business.
The best way to incorporate video messaging within Outlook is through our Google Chrome Extension. And since Chrome is accessible to all users, you don’t need a Gmail account to utilize it.
In the post below, we’re going to walk you through how to integrate your BombBomb account with your Outlook account.
If you want to give this a go, you’ll need a BombBomb account. If you don’t have one yet, click here to try it free for two weeks with no credit card information required.
How to Send Video In Outlook
1. Download the Google Chrome Extension
Google Chrome is a cross-platform web browser. It is the fastest, and most widely used web browser available. Moreover, Google Chrome is also an extremely secure option. It offers advanced technology like site isolation, sandboxing, and predictive phishing protection to keep you safe from security threats.
To download Google Chrome the browser, click here.
Once you have Chrome, you’ll want to fully utilize their store of free extensions. According to Chrome, “Extensions are small software programs that customize the browsing experience. They enable users to tailor Chrome functionality and behavior to individual needs or preferences.”
Click here to access the BombBomb Google Chrome Extension. Once you’ve downloaded the extension, you’ll see a BombBomb logo show up right next to your address bar inside Google Chrome. Click on the icon to sign in to your account.
2. Record a Video
Now it’s time to get moving! After you’ve logged in, select the red record button to create your video. In that section, you’ll be able to select if you’d prefer to use your “Camera Only,” or the “Screen Recorder.” Select which one is most helpful for the message you’d like to convey and click “Launch Recorder.”
From there, A pop-up window will show up with the video recorder of your choice. Press the “Record” button and it will count down 3…2…1. Record your video and when you’re done, click the “Stop” button.
Remember: The first three seconds of your video recording are some of the most important seconds of your entire video. With BombBomb, those three seconds will be looped and turned into an animated GIF. This GIF is what appears inside your contact’s inbox when you send them a video. Make sure it is as interesting as possible to increase your chances of your video being played.
3. Save Your Video
Once you click that “Stop” button, a new window will appear, giving you the option to make finishing touches to your video.
From there, you can give your video a title, and edit the thumbnail of your video. It’s important to note that once you edit the thumbnail, you’ll lose your animated GIF.
Finally, you are even able to add a clickable “Call to Action” to the bottom of your video. To do so, click the “Add a Call to Action” banner. Press that, and you’ll be able to type in your custom CTA banner and link. Press “Save CTA” and you’re good to go!
4. Paste Your Video Into Your Outlook Email Inbox
Once you’ve completed and saved your video, a new pop-up will appear with your animated GIF, as well as some send and share options. These options include: “Copy for Email,” “Copy Link,” and “Send with BombBomb Template.” For Outlook, you’ll want to select “Copy for Email.”
From there, your video will be automatically copied so that you paste it in an Outlook email.
Want a Deeper Learning Experience Focused on Using the BombBomb Google Chrome Extension?
Just from reading this blog, you should now know the basics of the BombBomb Google Chrome Extension. However, if you’re looking for in-depth training and more best practices, we have a solution. Our Client Enablement Manager, Kevin Andrews, created an amazing email training series on the extension and all of its best features!
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