With Hippo Video, you now have two different views of options to record and send video emails. You can either use Buttons or Icons. If you feel Buttons inside the compose box are intrusive then you can opt for Icons. You can switch between both anytime.
Hippo Video Account. Sign-up here if you are a new user.
Hippo Video Chrome extension. Click on this link to install.
To enable minimalistic icons:
Log-in to Gmail using your credentials.
Click on the Settings icon on the top right corner of your Gmail. The Settings pop-up dialog box will appear.
Note: By default, the Minimize buttons toggle will be disabled.
Click on the Toggle button to enable the option.
Once the Toggle is on, then you will have Icons inside the Compose window.
In case if the Toggle button is off, then you will have Buttons inside the Compose window.
Note: In case if you are enabling/disabling the Toggle button after opening the Compose window then you must Refresh the page to see the change (buttons to icon and vice-versa) inside the Compose window.