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Send video messages in Slack

With videos being more effective than text, team communication has got a lot more simpler with videos right inside your Slack channel. Record and send short & engaging videos to your team & deliver the right message across. 

Hippo Video allows you to record your webcam or your screen and share the same with your team.You can also edit an existing message and reply with a video on Slack with Hippo Video integration.


  • Hippo Video Account

  • Slack Account

  • Hippo Video Chrome Extension.

To send video message in Slack:

  1. Log-in to Slack Workspace using your existing credentials.

  2. You can share videos as direct messages to contacts or post them in a channel within Slack.

  3. If you have installed the Hippo Video chrome extension, you can notice the HV in Slack.

  4. Click on a contact or a channel from the tab on the left.

  5. In the message box, you’ll find the Hippo Video icon at the bottom right.

  6. Click on the Hippo Video icon. 

  1. Select the option from the pop-up.

  2. You can create a new video or import a video from the Hippo Video library or record your screen and share it.

  1. If you have a lengthy script for your video, turn on the teleprompter before recording. The Enable Teleprompter feature within Hippo Video will prompt your scripts on the screen and lets you talk without the need to check your notes. To learn how to enable itclick here.

  2. If you wish to edit the video then click the Edit Video button below the video preview and edit the video, accordingly. 

  1. You’ll get access to all basic editing tools such as Trim, Crop, Add Text, Add Emoji, Add Image, Add Callout, Add Blur, and Resize the video accordingly. Click here, to learn more about editing tools.

  2. Once you’re done, click the Save button. 

  1. If you wish to change the background for your video then click the Virtual Background button below the video preview.

  1. Choose your preferred background from the options and then click Apply. For more information about Virtual background, click here.

  1. Once you have completed, your video is now ready to be shared.

  2. If you wish to send out your video via a sales page, click the Sales Page tab on the top right corner to select a sales page template to embed and then, click on the Thumbnail tab on the top right corner to choose a thumbnail for the video. To learn how to set sales page and thumbnail, click here.   

  3. Click on Insert Video, fill in the details and then click on Insert Video again.

  1. Your video gets pasted as a link to the message window. 

  1. Hit the Send icon on the right, to send it out to your contact.

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