Cool GMail Trick – Embed a Video in Gmail and Make The Video Open Up in a Light Box.

Last week I accidentally stumbled upon a cool new feature that Google rolled out, so I thought I would create a short video tutorial explaining my findings.   In this three minute video I will show you how to take a Youtube video, embed it, create a screen shot with a hyperlink (within your message) at which point Gmail will open it as a full screen lightbox when the user clicks on it.   You will notice that I use Snagit for screen captures, which in-itself is also an amazing tool.

The video referenced in this tutorial is an amazing recreation of Michael Jacksons, “Billy Jean,  covered by our very own, John Stringer.

Enjoy!

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