What are we releasing today?
You now have the ability to paste a CloudApp link directly in Gmail and see a beautiful, rich thumbnail that lets you more easily show what you're trying to share.
Here's a quick example:
How can I get started?
In order to see the thumbnail of your content, what we call 'unfurling', you'll need to install our new CloudApp for Chrome Extension. Once you have created a free CloudApp account, learn how to capture screenshots.
The Chrome Extension helps you take any CloudApp link that you've created and magically change it into a rich thumbnail. You can consider the Chrome Extension either a 'helper' or a lightweight version of CloudApp for Mac and Windows. Other benefits of the Chrome Extension include full page screenshots, webcam recording, and tab and full screenshots.
What to expect
This new CloudApp unfurl experience is a new feature that we look forward to improving and adding new features to. As you use this Chrome Extension, please give us any feedback or bug reports that you find by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org. When using the Chrome Extension and link unfurling you'll be able to see an inline rich preview of:
By default, the phrase 'CloudApp | Free Screen & Video Capture Software' will appear, which you can edit to either fully remove the title or add your own.
Here's a quick GIF that shows you exactly how this works in Gmail.
Benefits of video / images in emails:
Videos in sales prospecting, sales demos, training, and internal communication emails see 5x higher open rates and 8x higher open-to-reply rates. You can read more about some of the many benefits here.
Let us know if you have any questions or feedback in the comments and make sure to try out the new CloudApp for Chrome extension!