Video Compression

How to compress video for Email

Posted October 13, 2019
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Clipchamp Utilities and video compression has been discontinued in 2021. But no worries. If you're looking to compress video for email, our free video editor is still fully equipped with professional and easy editing tools you could use to reduce your video size and take your videos to the next level. It also lets you trim, cut, control speed, add captions and titles, create and insert GIFs, add stock media, voiceovers, green screen effects, and more. Get started with Clipchamp free online video editor now.

Wondering how to compress video for Email? Clipchamp online video compressor lets you shrink large videos in order for them to be sent via email in no time. Usually, videos are way too big to even consider sending via email. Unless you are sending exclusively via Gmail to Gmail – file sizes can reach a maximum of 25MB per email. Although this easy, quick and in browser tool will make your emails send faster and arrive to their destination.

How to compress video for email with Clipchamp Utilities

1. Join 

Open your browser and go to and log in with your Google, Facebook or email and password. 


2. Select your video to compress 

Drag and drop the video file you want to compress into the box, or simply click the box and select. 

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3. Choose your settings to compress video for email  

If your video is not yet in MP4 format, we recommend changing the format to MP4 as it is the easiest way to send and receive video files without losing the quality. MP4 is also compatible with a PC or Mac. Make the resolution smaller than usual, as it will take a shorter time to send. We recommend nothing larger than 480p, 360p or 240p. Make the quality small or medium. 


4. Alter your video's look  

Once you have chosen your video settings, you can now change the appearance of your video. You can crop, trim, adjust the brightness or colour, as well as flipping the video. All these features are completely free. If you don’t wish to alter your videos look, skip this step. If you wish to further edit your video – Clipchamp Create offers a wide range of more advanced editing settings. This gives you the option of endless creativity for either promotional or personal use of your videos.   


5. Share your video 

Once you are finished, click “start”. While your video is saving, we offer users to share their video through Social Media or Google Drive by clicking the ‘Upload & Share’ button. After a few short moments, your video will be ready to save to your computer by clicking ‘Save’.


You can now send your compressed video files via email. Simply copy the link from your Google Drive or use the YouTube share link and paste it in your transactional email body to share the video file.

If you are satisfied with your newly compressed video, don’t forget to check out our helpful blogs. You may be interested in our ‘How to use video marketing for email’ blog.

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