Email is so deeply integrated into our lives that we hardly notice it. It hasn’t changed in recent decades yet our work is heavily dependent on this channel for communication.
A lot of you have mentioned the ease of recording quick videos and the fact that it’s faster than typing up emails, memos, sales pitches, etc. So today, we’re combining the best of both worlds. We’ve listened, researched, and witnessed first hand the efficiency and effectiveness of videos in emails.
You now have the entire Loom product integrated directly into your Gmail workflow: Record, review, edit and share your Loom videos with anyone, instantly.
Inserting a video includes the Subject line pulled from the video title, a stylized image from the video, and the body text from the description section.
Inline video plays: Until now YouTube were the only videos that would play within Gmail. When you send someone a video who also has the extension––your videos will play directly in the email thread.
Link expanding: Whenever you paste a Loom link into Gmail we will automatically pull in the title, a stylized thumbnail
Benefits of video in emails: Video helps cut through the noise of your inbox. It is significantly more effective when sharing information, building trust, and receiving responses.
Simply adding “ ” in the subject line increases open rates by 19%. Open rates have been reported to increase by 65%.
If you haven’t already, add the Loom extension. Then visit your Gmail inbox and a One-Click activation overlay should appear. It’s that simple.
There are two other items included in this release:
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