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Send ‌video‌ ‌emails‌ ‌from‌ ‌Outlook‌ ‌(desktop‌‌ version)

Outlook with Hippo Video:

  • Record a 1:1 video message for your prospects

  • Share videos on a Landing page

  • Improve your sales pitch with the help of merge fields

  • Import videos from your local drive, and access your Hippo Video library

  • Obtain real-time notifications every time of your video, i.e. whether your video email is opened/played, or your recipients take any other action


  • Exchange or account (Sign-up here if you are a new user)

  • Your Outlook client must support web-based add-ins if they are connected to a Microsoft Exchange server OR Office 365 using a direct connection

  • If the users cannot locate the Hippo Video app in Outlook Add-Ins, then make sure that the app is enabled in Azure Active Directory. Check out this link to see how to enable the Hippo Video app in Azure AD

Outlook client versions support:


  • Outlook 2013 and 2016 for Windows (this is an installed desktop app version of Outlook).

  • Outlook 2016 for Mac (this is an installed desktop app version of Outlook)

  • Outlook on the web for Exchange 2016 and Office 365

  • Outlook Web Access for Exchange 2013


Functionalities Supported in Outlook


Recording (Webcam)

Recording (Screen)

Upload from Local Drive

Outlook for Mac (desktop app)

(requires Chrome extension to be installed)

Outlook for Windows (desktop app)

(requires Chrome extension to be installed)

Outlook web app in Chrome & Edge

(requires Chrome extension to be installed)

Outlook web app in Firefox

Outlook web app in Safari

Outlook web app in IE

To send video emails from Outlook (desktop version):

  1. Login to Outlook (Desktop version) account with your credentials.

  2. On the top left corner, click on New Email

  3. In the compose window, click on the Send Video Email - Hippo Video icon at the top right corner. 

  1. You’ll see a widget on the right side of your screen, as shown below.

Note: At the bottom of the widget, you have an option to Sign out from Hippo Video. The Check pricing link will open the Pricing page of the Hippo Video.
  1. From the New Video drop-down menu located on the top right corner of the Hippo Video widget inside Outlook, select Record Video.

  2. You will see the video recorder window open in a new tab.

  3. Now, the world of videos is open to you. Create a new video, Import a video from the Hippo Video library, or Record your screen and share it.


  1. Once you’ve completed your videos, it is ready to be shared.

  2. Click on Insert Video and enter the recipient details.

Note: The email address of your recipient fetches by default (from the To field). 
  1. The current tab will be closed in 5 to 6 seconds. Then, open the Outlook tab. 

  2. You will notice the video gets pasted as a thumbnail. 

  3. Enter a subject line if you wish, and click on Send.

  4. You have successfully sent a video email to your prospect from outlook.

To track video emails:

HV will notify you whenever someone watches your videos, opens email, etc. via Chrome extension. 

  1. Click on the Hippo Video Chrome Extension iconat the top right corner and click on the Notificationicon.

  1. Now, you will be able to see the notifications for the videos you sent. 

To check out other topics related to this integration.  

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