Videos, documents, and PDFs - we don't allow you to attach those directly yet. That is because not all your recipient's phones can handle all the different types of message types.
What we recommend to do instead is to paste a link to, say, a Youtube video or a Google drive file to whatever file you are interested in uploading to a third-party service and put it at the end of your message.
You will see it appear as a black text right there. But the cool thing is when you actually go to send it, the video will convert directly into a playable thing that we can see right in iMessage, and so can your recipients.
Today, I thought it would be the perfect moment to show you how to send a video with your Hit Em Up Mass Text Messages to add a super personal touch to your texts. A quick 15 second New Year Greeting, for instance, would be a lot of fun and extremely powerful! So let's jump in.
Tap Play on the video above to learn how to include a link that will show your video to everyone you send your Video Mass Text Message.
I hope you found this information in the video above useful and empowering. Please share your comments and questions below.
As 2020 finally comes to a close, who among us could not use a shout out and a few kind words of encouragement as we start the new year?
If you send out any uplifting video message to your followers and would like to share it with the Hit Em Up community as inspiration, please post a link below. We also welcome your links to a video message to the Hit Em Up community with ideas they can use in 2021 to get the most from Hit Em Up or improve the lives of the people they help.
Happy New Year!
@ Team Hit Em Up App
A little more info on why we attach videos the way we do:
Woahh, Karen! I hear some of you saying. Uploading and hosting the video someplace else seems like extra work. I want to include the video in the messages I send, just like I do with photos and emojis.
Well... no, you don't, and let me explain why. As we know, a video is nothing more than a series of still photos stitched together. A small video is still a HUGE file in size. As the video gets longer, sending becomes slow and sluggish because your iPhone must send that video for EACH person you message. It also stores multiple copies on your phone— one copy for each person you send. Yikes. That's a lot of storage used up.
The longer the video, the larger its file size, and the more memory it consumes on your phone, iPad, or computer, and that's just for the first copy.
So, for example, if you want to text that video to 20 members of your Family & Friends group, that would mean your phone would need to store 20 copies of the video in its text message history file. You would be uploading 20 clones of the same video to Apple for iMessage or your phone carrier for regular text messages and then passing it on to your recipients' phone carrier for delivery.
You will also run into similar problems attempting to send emails with large attachments.
That's why we took the time to make our video guide on how to send a video mass text from iPhone (and Android) above. We also help you build your social media following at the same time (only if you want). We hope you enjoy it, and we welcome your comments and questions below!
Now, we get back on our lesson track. Watch how easy and beneficial it is for all parties involved in delivering your video messages if you do it using a hosted delivery service like YouTube at the video above 🙂
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