Video messaging software for
Record and send videos. Receive video responses.
Continue the conversation asynchronously. As simple as sharing a link.
“Other tools are only one-way. ZipMessage lets me have real async conversations where the other person can respond back on video.”
Tyler King, Founder, Less Annoying CRM
Video messaging software, explained.
What is video messaging software?
Video messaging is simple. You record a video where you say (or show) your message. Then you send someone the link so they can watch it back. Simple!
Where video messaging software gets really interesting is when the recipient of your video message can record their response back to you—on video. Then you can experience asynchronous meetings without losing the face-to-face fidelity of video.
When it comes to video messaging tools, you'll need the ability to record your camera, your screen (or both together), along with recording audio from your microphone. It helps to supplement your video messages with text and attachments too.
Examples of sending video messages when working remotely.
What are some examples of when you might reach for a video messaging solution? Here are a few common examples we see across today's remote work environment:
Need to present a design or give feedback to your designer? Video is perfect that for that. But rather than killing the creative flow with endless meetings, why not send and receive feedback on those designs asynchronously using video? This is so common that we created our design review workflow with video messaging.
Pre-screening job candidates
Gathering hundreds applications from candidates for hire? Before packing your calendar full of interview calls, it's much better to ask candidates to submit their video message as a first touch point in the interview process. Hey, you might even consider conducting fully async interviews!
Helping customers on video
How many customer support messages would be resolved if you had the benefit of showing your customer how to do the thing than trying to explain it by typing an email? That's a perfect case for firing up your video messaging tool, recording a quick video, and sending the link to your customer.
Sales video messages
A personalized video message to prospects can be a much better way to foster engagement than asking them to book a sales meeting. Plus, you can see if/when the person viewed your video and even give them a chance to respond. See more in our video sales messaging workflow.
How to record, send, and receive video messages
Using video messaging software doesn't need to be complicated. Here's what using a video messaging tool looks like at a high level:
1. Record the video
Open up your video messaging tool (from a browser bookmark or the browser extension!), fire up a new message, then hit record! You should be able to choose whether your video message will include your web cam, your screen, your microphone, or any combination of these.
2. Share your video message link
Did you nail your message in one take? No? Try re-recording. Once you're ready, grab the link and send it off to your recipient so they can view it on their time.
3. See when your video has been viewed
A key benefit of video messaging is the ability to see if or when someone has viewed your video. Your video messaging software should notify you once it has been viewed.
4. Get a video response back (optional)
Did you need a response to your message? Since you had the benefit of sending your message using video, your recipient should have the ability to easily reply back on video too! Your video messaging tool should enable an easy, friction-less asynchronous meeting.
Record video messages with screen sharing, camera, and audio
You and your respondents can record high-fidelity video with the option to show your screen, your web cam, or both at the same time, along with audio from your microphone.
Camera shy? You can opt to record audio-only or just write text and upload attachments.
Compose & send video messages via email
Send a personalized video in an email and see much higher engagement than if you send a text-only email.
Compose and send from ZipMessage or paste your message (with image and call-to-action) into Gmail or any other email tool.
2-way (or more!) back-and-forth video messaging on one page.
Video messaging software tends to be one-direction. Not ZipMessage.
When you send someone a "ZM", it's incredibly easy for them to record a video response back. Your recipient won't need to download, install or even sign up for anything. Anyone you share the link with can record a response.
This is how you can conduct entire meetings asynchronously with video messaging powered by ZipMessage.
Scan & search video message transcriptions & 2x speed playback.
You're already saving tons of time with video messages in place of lengthy meetings on Zoom. ZipMessage streamlines your messaging even further.
Since every message is automatically transcribed, you can easily skim and even search the text of what was said.
And when their message goes just a bit too long, speed it up! With ZipMessage you can playback videos at 2x speed without losing clarity.
Personalized URLs you can share with anyone.
ZipMessage gives you your own URL as the basis for every link you share with others.
Personalize your ZipMessage link with your own name or brand name, like zipmessage.com/your-name.
“ZipMessage has played a big role in helping us be more asynchronous and thoughtful in our team communication.”
Arun Sivashankaran, Founder, Funnel Envy
ZipMessage features designed
for async messaging.
Video messaging made simple. And conversational.
Threaded replies, all on one
Face, voice, screen, text.
Record in the browser with full fidelity.
Nothing to download or install.
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Share with anyone, go public
or keep it private.
Compose video messages via email.
Send from any email client.
“We switched to ZipMessage and I'm really glad we did. Posting videos back-and-forth is so helpful for clarifying a point.”
Justin Jackson, co-founder, Transistor.fm
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