Requirements:

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

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

To enable/disable minimal view of icons:

  1. Log-in to Gmail using your credentials.

  2. Click on the Settings icon on the top right corner of your Gmail. The Settings pop-up will appear.


Note: You now have two different views of options to record and send video emails either use Buttons or Icons. If you feel Buttons inside the compose box are more intrusive then you can opt for Icons. You can switch between both anytime. By default, the Minimize buttons toggle will be disabled.

  1. Click on the Toggle button to enable the option.
    Note: If the Toggle button is on then you will have Icons and if the Toggle button is off then you will have Buttons.


To send 1:1 video emails from Gmail:

  1. Click on the Compose an email icon from the left-side panel.

  1. New Message pop-up on the right bottom. You’ll find the Send 1-1 Video and Send Video Campaign icons at the bottom left.

  1. Click on the Send 1-1 Video icon at the bottom. Select the option from the pop-up.

  2. Before recording, if you have any lengthy scripts then enable the teleprompter. The Enable Teleprompter feature within Hippo Video will prompt your scripts on the screen and lets you talk without the need to check your notes. To learn how to enable it, click here.

  3. You can create a new video or import a video from the Hippo Video library or record your screen and share.

    1. To learn how to create a new video, click here

    2. To learn how to import a video from the Hippo Video library, click here.

    3. To learn how to record your screen, click here.

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

  5. If you wish to send out your video via a sales page, click the Sales Page tab on the top right corner to select a sales page template to embed and then, click on the Thumbnail tab on the top right corner to choose a thumbnail for the video. To learn how to set sales page and thumbnail, click here.   

  6. Once you’re done, click on Insert Video

  7. Fill in the details and then click on Insert Video to finish up.

  8. 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.


To send a video reply: 

  1. Open the email and then click on the Reply button at the bottom.

  2. You will notice the Hippo Video icon in Reply message at the bottom left.

  1. Click on the Send 1:1 Video icon and then Start recording the video or Record with screen-recording or Choose from library.

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

To track your videos:
Apart from the 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 Reports icon available on the right-hand corner.

  2. Click on the Gmail Reports tab, to see the total count of your video emails are sent, opened, and watched rate.

  1. Click on the Campaign Reports tab, to see how your video emails sent and their corresponding actions.


FAQ:

  1. Is there any way to minimize CTA buttons inside the Gmail compose window?
    Yes, there is an option to enable the minimal view of icons inside the Gmail Compose Window. By switching on the Toggle button inside the Settings icon on the top right corner of your Gmail.


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