You want to send a YAMM campaign, your email contains images and you want to make sure all your recipients will see them. This article explains how to correctly upload your images in your emails with YAMM.
1. For small images that are less than 500kb
To make sure that your images are correctly displayed, you need to add your images as 'inline', and not as attachments.
If you have many images in your draft (or a big image, >500kb), best might to upload your image on an external server (e.g.: On Google Photos), and choose to insert your image by URL in your Gmail draft instead of uploading it directly from your computer.
1.1 Open your Gmail draft
Place the cursor where you want to insert the image:
1.2 Click on the icon 'Insert Photo' from Gmail editor
1.3 Click on 'Upload'
Make sure that you enabled 'Inline':
1.4 Drag and drop a photo (or upload) from your computer
This is what it looks like in your Gmail draft:
That's it! Your image has been properly inserted in your email. You can now send it with YAMM, and it will be correctly displayed:
Note: If you inserted an image by mistake and would like to delete it, best will be to create a completely new draft. Simply deleting the wrong image is not enough to remove it from your Gmail draft. If you don't do that, your email size will be much bigger, and YAMM will have difficulty sending your email.
2. For big images that are more than 500kb
For bigger images, we recommend to host your pictures outside, like on Google Photo. Here is the whole process to upload correctly your images.
2.1 Host your image online
Go to Google Photos and start uploading your photo by clicking on the little cloud:
Once your image is uploaded, click on the image.
Then, click on the share icon at the top left hand side:
A pop-up appears. Click 'Create link':
Finally, click 'COPY' to copy the link:
Open a new window/tab in private with incognito mode (this is very important, otherwise it might not work), and paste the link.
Click on the picture again, right click, and copy the url of the image:
If you open a new tab (always in private mode) and paste the link, you should get the following:
The link that appears above (starting with https://lh3.) is the one you will finally use in your draft.
2.2 Insert the image in your draft
In your draft, click on 'Insert Photo', make sure that you insert it 'inline' (and not as an attachment):
Go to 'Web Address URL' > paste the previous link > click 'Insert':
That's it, your image has been correctly uploaded: