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Editing Gmail message in Zapier

  • 8 April 2020
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Hi. I’m new to Zapier and I don’t do HTML code!  Or very little.  I have a zap set up to tie a FB Lead Ad Form to email me a notice of a new lead, and it’s also linked to send a Gmail message back to the respondent.  Now, I’ve created a video with the information and I want to replace most of the email text with a video thumbnail and link that to the YouTube video.  But I’m not seeing any sort of Editor palette to be able to do that, or any sort of format editing.  Heck, I can even do that here in this message!

Is plain text, and HTML my only options to be able to do that and send an email back?  I haven’t tried yet, but if possible, I could insert a bitly link to the video, but I’d like to format some text and put in a thumbnail photo instead.  Or, can I possibly lay it out in Word first and then get the HTML code for that somehow, but I’d have no idea how to do that either!I appreciate any input.  Thanks in advance.

Stewart

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Best answer by ForYourIT 9 April 2020, 02:03

If you would like to handle this with HTML, you could for exampled place an image in the mail and reference a link on the image. Then once they click it, they get redirected to the video. 

<a href="http://www.w3schools.com/html/mov_bbb.mp4"><img src="https://www.emailonacid.com/images/blog_images/Emailology/2013/html5_video/bunny_play.jpg"/></a>

Being the <img> an image with “play” button on it which makes clear it will be a video, and the <a href> a link towards the actual video file. 

This would be the easiest way, but there will probably be better options, which i don't have in mind this quickly

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If you would like to handle this with HTML, you could for exampled place an image in the mail and reference a link on the image. Then once they click it, they get redirected to the video. 

<a href="http://www.w3schools.com/html/mov_bbb.mp4"><img src="https://www.emailonacid.com/images/blog_images/Emailology/2013/html5_video/bunny_play.jpg"/></a>

Being the <img> an image with “play” button on it which makes clear it will be a video, and the <a href> a link towards the actual video file. 

This would be the easiest way, but there will probably be better options, which i don't have in mind this quickly

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Hi @Stewart_GARealtor

If you don’t want the email sent as plain text, the only way to do it is using HTML. So @ForYourIT has the best solution here.