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Gmail video ads

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Hi

 

I´ve seen (since a week or so) that it is possible to add a video to your Gmail ad template, instead of just an image (I am not referring to custom html Gmail ad, by which you could always add a video).
However, it´s not clear to me if this video will (auto?) play in the mail utself, or if it will just be an image looking like a video, which if you click it will send you to the video on YouTube. Because that is how it appears in the preview...

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Re: Gmail video ads

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Hi David,

 

You can find the answer at the bottom of this Help Center article about Custom HTML for Gmail ads--essentially, the video will play in a lightbox in Gmail when a user clicks on the video still.

 

Hope this helps,

Cassie

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Hi

That refers to the custom HTML ad, and what I´ve seen recently and refer to is that you can insert a video (or rather: youtube-url) in a static gmail ad template.

/ David

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I just saw one os those ads in my own Inbox and on my desktop it poped up to play, but in my mobile it opened the YouTube app instead