Want to add a You-Tube video to your Mailchimp email newsletter?
Email clients don’t actually allow you to embed video in your newsletters, but Mailchimp have a super easy work-around …
All you need to do is add the following merge tag into your email template: *|YOUTUBE:[$vid=XXX]|*
Replace XXX with the id of the video you want to show. With YouTube videos, the video ID is everything after the “=” at the end of the URL. In this example the Video ID is uoiIYlww8M4. So your mergetag will be *|YOUTUBE:[$vid=uoiIYlww8M4]|*
Mailchimp will simply add a screenshot of the video into your email that looks just like an embedded video.
And when your reader clicks on the image, they’ll be taken directly to You-Tube to watch the video.