• Hippo Video Account. Sign-up here if you are a new user. 

  • Hippo Video Chrome extension. Click on this link to install.

To send 1:1 video emails from Gmail:

  1. Log-in to Gmail using your credentials.

  2. Click on the Compose from the left-side panel and you will notice two options to create & send a video.

  3. Now, click on the 1-1 Sales Video.

  1. A window pops up to record a video.

  2. You can select/record videos in three different ways:

    1. Click on Start Recording, to record a new video with webcam and mic.

    2. Click on Record with Screen Recording from the right side of the video, to enable the screen recording.

Note: You will notice Webcam Mic are selected by default. To capture your screen while recording the message, select Screen. Otherwise, you can leave it unchecked and proceed to the next step.

    1. Click on Choose from Library from the right side of the video, to choose an existing video from the Hippo Video library.

  1. Click Finish Recording, once it is done.

  2. You could also crop, add emojis or callouts, blur out parts of the screen or resize your video.

  3. Click on the T icon to add text.

  1. Once you have completed editing, your video is now ready to be shared.        

  2. If you wish to send out your video via a landing page, click the ‘Landing Page’ tab on the top right corner to select a landing page template to embed.         

Here’s a Pro Tip: You can create one sales page for multiple videos and the entire team can use it while sending videos. The Merge fields will be auto-replaced by sender & prospect information eg: First Name, Company name, etc.


  1. Thenclick on the ‘Thumbnail’ tab on the top right corner to choose a thumbnail for the video.    

Here’s a Pro Tip: It is recommended to choose an animated GIF thumbnail over a static one.

  1. Once you’re done, click on the Insert Video

  2. You will notice the video gets pasted as a thumbnail inside the compose mailbox.

  1. Enter the prospect’s email and choose the template or enter the message below. 

  2. You also have an option to edit/delete the video below the inserted video.

  3. Now, click on the Send. You have successfully sent a video email to your prospect from Gmail.

  4. Apart from convenience to record and send videos, You can also track your videos using Hippo Video real-time analytics within your Gmail account. 

    1. Navigate to the Notification icon available on the right-hand corner to see how your video emails are performing.

    1. Navigate to the Email icon available on the right-hand corner to see the total count of your video emails are sent, opened, and watched rate.

    1. Navigate to the Campaign Reports icon available on the right-hand corner to see how your video emails sent and their corresponding actions.