Communicating with video is an amazing way to build relationships. And you can take those relationships even further by adding a "Reply with Video" feature to your emails!
With this feature, people who receive your video emails can reply to your emails with videos themselves! Imagine having nearly a face-to-face conversation with someone through email communication.
Check out this video to learn how or keep reading below.
Here are the step-by-step instructions.
Option 1: Add a "reply with video" feature to your video's landing page
Step 1: Click the "Options" tab in your email composer.
Step 2: Under the "Sharing Options" section, check "Reply with Video."
Result: Your recipient will see an option to "Reply with Video" on the landing page of your video. If you are sending your email to multiple people, the "reply with video" option will also appear at the top of your email message.
Option 2: Add a "reply with video" button to your email
Step 1: Go to the "Emails" tab in your BombBomb account. On the Emails page, click the "New Email" button.
Step 2: To use an image as your button, click the "Layout" tab on the left side of your screen and look for the "Media" button. Click and drag the media element to any place you'd like in your email.
Step 3: Click into the element on your email to edit it. In "Media Type," select "Image." Upload an image from your computer or choose an existing image. (We recommend creating a simple image that says "Reply with Video." Feel free to save the image below for this purpose!)
Optional: Right click on the image below and select "Save Image As" to save this image to your computer and upload it to your BombBomb account.
Step 4: In the "Link Type" dropdown, select "Variable."
Step 5: In the "General" section of variables, you will see an option for "Video Reply URL." Click this option once. This will turn on the reply-with-video feature for the image you've inserted.
Pro Tip: If you'd like to an include a button with text rather than uploading an image, in Step 2, simply select "Button." Edit your button text to read "Reply with "Video" and follow the above steps for adding the "reply with video" variable. (Change "Link Type" to "Variable" and click "Video Reply URL" under "General."
Option 3: Add "reply-with-video" using the Chrome Extension in Gmail
You can also insert the reply-with-video feature if you have the downloaded the BombBomb Chrome extension and use it in Gmail. In the BombBomb PowerWheel, you'll see an icon for "Reply with Video." Select this option and when the icon has turned black, the feature is turned on for that video. You cannot turn this feature on without having a video present in your email.