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Add LinkedIn screenshots as a virtual background for your videos

With Hippo Video, you can now use the LinkedIn screenshots as virtual backgrounds for videos that are created using the template builder. This allows you to show your prospect that you have made an effort to keep up with their accomplishments.

Let’s see how you can do that:

Select the video flow:

  1. Log in to Hippo Video with your existing credentials.

  2. You can either click on the +Create button from the top right > select the video flow of your choice or hover the mouse over the HV Studio icon from the left navigation bar > select Video Flows and then select the video flow of your choice. 

  3. You will be redirected to the Video Flows page where you’ll find the Custom Tags (created by admins) and System Tags (pre-made tags available by default).

  1. Let’s have a look at the example of adding a LinkedIn screenshot as a virtual background for the 'create prospecting video' flow. 

  2. Go to the Prospecting tab in the left panel and hover the mouse over the Create Prospecting Video flow & click on the Use button

  1. You’ll have two options: Record Video or Import Video (local drive/recorded videos from the library). Here, let’s see the recording flow.

  1. To record a new video, click the Record Video button

  1. The recording window will appear

  2. By default, the teleprompter and its options will be enabled. If you want you can turn off the teleprompter by clicking on the toggle button at the bottom of the video preview. To learn more about teleprompter, click here.

  1. Before recording, you can select Webcam SourceMic SourceAspect Ratio, and enable/disable Mirror Webcam Video camera, if needed.

  2. Once you’re done, click Close.

  3. Now, you’re all set. Click the Record button to start recording.

  4. Once you’re done, click the Red square button to finish recording.

  5. The recorded video will be imported here.

Note: If you’re unsatisfied with the final video, click the Retake button and delete the video by clicking the Delete button below the thumbnail.
  1. The Quick Edit button allows you to edit the video such as trim, crop, add emojis, add text, etc., and click the Save Edit button to save the changes.

  1. If you want to spruce your video, click on the Add Virtual Background button below the video preview.

  1. The Add Virtual Background slider will appear. All videos are created without a background (Default option).

  2. Click the LinkedIn Background tab to add a LinkedIn screenshot as a virtual background. Check out this article for more detail.

  1. If you choose the LinkedIn screenshot option for the first time, the system will immediately block that activity. You will also be prompted with a blockericon at the top of the address bar, along with a GIF demonstrating how to remove the blocker.

Note: To take a screenshot of your LinkedIn profile, you must be logged into your account before pressing the LinkedIn screenshot button.
  1. Click on the blocker icon and then select ‘Always allow pop-ups and redirects from’, and click Done.

  1. Once again click the LinkedIn screenshot below the Add Virtual Background pop-up.

  2. Enter your prospect’s LinkedIn profile URL in the User URL field and click Verify link to check whether the URL is correct.

Note: In the pop-up, we will show you how to select and apply the LinkedIn screenshot.
  1. Click Apply to select the LinkedIn profile screenshot you wish to use as your video background.

  1. Now select the Window tab, then choose the LinkedIn profile window, and click Share. You will now see a preview.  

  1. Click Apply to add the LinkedIn screenshot as a virtual background for your video; click Reset to change the screenshot anytime before you apply.

  2. Once you’ve done, click Apply.

  1. You’ll notice that the LinkedIn screenshot is added as a virtual background for your video. 

  2. Once you’re done, click Save and Next Step button at the bottom right.

  3. The Enter Video Details slider will appear.

  4. Now, enter the video name (mandatory)& description; select the folder where you want the video to get saved inside the library and add tags (one tag is mandatory).

  5. Below the ‘Enter Prospects Details’ section, enter the prospect's name and email address to track the prospect's activity made against the video.

  6. Once you’re done, click Save and Next button.

  1. You’ll be redirected to the sales page template. Here, you can add or edit the sales page template, if necessary

  1. Once you’re done with the sales page template, click on the Save and Next button.

  2. It will take you to the Shares & Tracking tab.

  3. Here you’ll find the video details such as video name (at the top left is editable), edit sales page (at the top right), shared with (last shared by), templates used (video flow & sales page template), activity summary (opened, viewed, played, & replied), video thumbnailvideo nameprospect email & name, shares (number of shares), actions (medium used to send the video - copy link, send email, share/embed code), and preview.

  1. The Edit Sales Page Template button at the top right lets you change the sales page if needed.

  2. Then, to share the video with the prospects click on the appropriate links such as copy linksend email, and embed code from the Actions column.

  3. Once you're done, your video is successfully shared with the prospect.

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