Autopilot: Can I embed a video in an email?

Due to the nature of the email format, you can't embed videos into emails. Instead, there's a couple of alternatives:

If the video is hosted somewhere (e.g. YouTube or Vimeo) you can just link to it. A popular option is to upload an thumbnail image of the video and link the image to the video.

The Advanced Editor makes this easy with the video block:

As demonstrated above, we’ll grab the cover image, overlay a configurable play icon, and link to the video. You can also configure the icon.

2. Use a GIF

You can embed GIFs in emails and they will play. We recommend Cloudapp as a tool for easily making GIFs. Once you have a GIF, you can add it to your email using the image upload button (note that GIFs will take longer to process than a typical image, and GIFs have a width limit of 1920 pixels. Anything wider will upload as a static image.)