At BombBomb, we obviously love sending out emails with videos. It's what we do, it's how our customers succeed in their businesses and relationships, and it makes your personality shine through to whoever is on the other end of the email. However, we've decided to take it a step further and add what's called a reply-with-video feature. Now, these people who are receiving your video emails...can reply to your emails with videos themselves!
If you choose to, you can make it so the recipients of your video emails have the ability to reply to you with their very own video! Imagine having nearly a face-to-face conversation with someone through email communication. This feature not only provides an opportunity for your recipients to feel more comfortable when replying to your email, but also includes them in the video experience. And there's nothing better in building a relationship than communication that makes both people comfortable, real, and authentic.
Check out the video above to learn how to add the reply-with-video feature to your emails!
For step by step instructions, read below:
Log into your BombBomb account and go to the "Emails" tab. On the Emails page, click the "New Email" button.
You can insert the reply-with-video feature in the form of a button on your email. To do this, click the "Layout" tab on the left side of your screen and look for the "Media" button after you have composed your email the way you want.
Click and drag the media element to any place you'd like on your email. When you click into the element on your email, you will be able to edit your media settings. In the media type, select "Image" and you'll see options to either upload an image from your computer or choose an existing image you've already used.
Once you've chosen the image you'd like, you will then need to convert this to a variable. In the "Link Type" dropdown, select the "Variable" option.
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 that image you've inserted.
You can also insert the reply-with-video feature without inserting a button for it. To do this, click the "Options" tab at the email of your email composer.
Under the "Sharing Options" section, you'll see a checkbox for "Reply with Video." If this is checked, then a reply-with-video feature will be inserted on the landing page of your video.
This is how it will appear to your recipient if you inserted the reply-with-video feature without a button. If you've inserted it using a button, then you'll see the button on your email and it will link to the reply-with-video feature.
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.