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Send video emails from Outlook (web version)

Outlook with Hippo Video:

  • Record a 1:1 video message for your prospects. 

  • Share videos on a Landing page.

  • Improve your sales pitch with the help of merge fields.

  • Import videos from your local drive, and access your Hippo Video library.

  • Obtain real-time notifications every time of your video, i.e. whether your video email is opened/played, or your recipients take any other action.


  • You must have an Office 365, Exchange or account (Sign-up here) if you are a new user). 

  • Your Outlook client must support web-based add-ins if they are connected to a Microsoft Exchange server OR Office 365 using a direct connection.

Outlook client versions support: 


  • Outlook 2013 and 2016 for Windows (this is an installed desktop app version of Outlook). 

  • Outlook 2016 for Mac (this is an installed desktop app version of Outlook).

  • Outlook on the web for Exchange 2016 and Office 365.

  • Outlook Web Access for Exchange 2013.



  • Outlook for Windows & Desktop app - Chrome, Firefox, and Opera

To send video emails from the outlook web version:

  1. Log-in to Outlook Web Version using your credentials.

  2. On the top left corner, click on New Message.

  3. Now, click on the  ellipsis icon at the bottom of your Compose window, and then click on Hippo Video.

  1. You will see a Hippo Video widget opens on the right side of the compose box. 

  1. From the New Video drop-down menu located on the top right corner of the Hippo Video widget inside Outlook, select Record Video.

  1. You will see the video recorder window open in a new tab.

  1. 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. Click here to see how to enable it.

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

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

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

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

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

  2. If you wish to change the background of your video, click on Virtual Background below the video preview.

  3. Click on Show Advanced Options below the video preview and then click on Grab the attention of your prospects with a GIF Preview link, choose a thumbnail for the video

  4. To add a meeting link, click on Add a link to book meetings/demos and increase prospect engagement link.

  5. You can also send out your video via a sales page, click the Choose a Sales Page to embed your video link.
    Note: To learn how to apply virtual background, select thumbnail, add meeting link (CTA), set sales page, click here.        

  6. Once you’re done, click on the Insert Video to finish up.

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

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

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