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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 template:

  1. Log in to Hippo Video with your existing credentials. Sign-up here if you are a new user.

  2. You can either click on the +Create button from the top right > select the template of your choice or click on the Library icon > Template Builder from the left navbar > select the template of your choice.


  1. To give you a preview, let’s choose the ‘Create Prospecting Video’ template. 

  2. You can either record or import a video to insert into the template. Click “Webcam Video” to record a video.

  1. Click “Record” to start your recording.


  1. Once you’ve done, click “Finish Recording”

  1. Click the Retake button to re-record a video and the Edit button to modify the video, if necessary.

  2. Once that's done, click Submit to upload the video.

  1. And just like that, your video gets uploaded right inside the template.


Add a LinkedIn screenshot as a virtual background:

  1. To add a LinkedIn screenshot as a virtual background, click on “LinkedIn screenshot”

  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 blocker  icon 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 https://www.hippovideo.io’, 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, 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. Now click Save.

  1. You’ll be redirected to the preview page. 

  2. And Voila! Your video is ready to be shared with your prospects.


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