What is the BombBomb Gmail integration?
The Gmail integration enables BombBomb to send emails, or sync your Google Contacts on your behalf through your Gmail. This integration also enables our Chrome Extension to send Scheduled Emails that you schedule directly in Gmail from the PowerWheel.
With the Integration enabled, emails created and sent directly in the BombBomb App are sent through your Gmail account, which improves the deliverability of these emails and helps ensure their placement in the recipient's inbox.
What is the BombBomb PowerWheel in Gmail?
The PowerWheel gives your emails clarity, emotion, and context with the data you need to drive results through video. The PowerWheel brings BombBomb into your Gmail with these abilities:
- Video: Record and send video directly from your Gmail inbox.
- Tracking: Know who has opened your email and played your video.
- Scheduling: Pick a time to send your email, and we'll send your email at the selected time.
- Reminders: If your email hasn't been opened by your recipient, we'll let you know.
Scheduling is enabled by the Gmail Integration, which allows us to send the appropriate email and the preset time you’ve selected.
Allowing BombBomb permission in Gmail
Upon setting up the Gmail Integration you will be asked to allow BombBomb access to a few Google and Gmail features. The BombBomb App is secure, in addition we do not use, sell, or take any information from our customers. These permissions are explicitly used to identify your account, send emails, and sync contacts, that is all.
To make it easier, we combined all of the permissions into one request, instead of asking users to enable 3 individual sets of features.
We will take you through each of these to give insight as to what each of these does.
View and manage your email
This authorization is for the Chrome Extension and allows access to view, manage, and permanently delete your mail in Gmail. It gives the ability to create, update, and delete labels as well as compose and send new emails.
View your Emails Messages and Settings
This authorization is for the Chrome Extension and allows access to view your email messages, search your email messages, and view your email settings.
View Your Email Address
This permission gives BombBomb the authorization to view the email address associated with your Gmail account.
View Your Basic Profile Info
This permission gives BombBomb authorization to view your full name, profile picture, and profile URL for your Gmail account. This allows viewership for any publicly available information on your Google+ profile. This is only if you have a Google+ account and/or something to be aware of if you create one in the future.
View and modify but not delete your email
The next two authorizations are for the BombBomb Gmail Integration. This gives the ability to view and modify your mail in Gmail, compose and send new emails, create, update, and delete labels, and view your settings. This also gives the ability to move mail to the spam/trash, however, this does not instantly delete the mail forever.
Manage drafts and send emails
As stated above, this authorization is specifically for the BombBomb Gmail Integration. This gives the ability to view and manage draft email messages as well as send new emails out.
Send email on your behalf
The Gmail Integration will enable Bombbomb to send email from your BombBomb account, that appears to have been sent by you (i.e., from your Gmail email address). This helps with the placement of your email in the recipients inbox.
Manage your contacts
BombBomb will be able to view and manage your Google Contacts. After setting up the integration, if you click on your Contacts tab inside of your BombBomb account, you will have the option to sync your Gmail contacts into BombBomb.
View your circles and people and pages in them
This permission will allow BombBomb to list your circles/groups, people, and pages inside of Bombbomb. After setting up the integration, if you click on your Contacts tab inside of your BombBomb account, you will have the option to sync each circle/group inside of BombBomb.