How to Create a Video Popup on Popupsmart

If you want to gather all the attention on a product video or promote your recent video and boost views right from your website, video popups are just what you need.

Popupsmart has a video popup template and video element that lets you display videos on autoplay or upon clicking the video play button.

In addition, you can tweak its display settings and audience targeting to show your video to the right segment of visitors.

Here’s how you can create a video popup from stratch on your Popupsmart dashboard step by step:

1. Log in to your Popupsmart dashboard and click “New Campaign.” Then, pick the blank popup template from the template selection page.

blank popup

🔔 Note: You can add a video element to various popup templates by clicking "Add a new element" from the "Customize" section.

add a new element

For further details, you can see the following:

How to Add New Elements & Use Drag and Drop Editor

Which Elements Can I Add to My Popup?

3. You need to choose “YouTube” among all elements when you click Add a New Element.

youtube element

4. After adding YouTube, click on it and customize by adding a cover image and entering your YouTube video URL to the “YouTube Video URL” part.

Also, you can toggle on and off the Autoplay (muted) to play your video automatically once the user lands on the page however you want.

customize youtube

✳️ Important: Popup videos are only compatible with YouTube links.

Also, you can customize your video’s size from the “Style” section.

5. If you want to optimize your popup for mobile devices, you can click on the mobile device icon and enable it.

Then, you can customize it according to your needs and make your video popup mobile-friendly. Save & Publish your popup when you are ready.

mobile view

• You can see whether your popup is activated for mobile or not from the middle of your editor screen. Click the desktop or mobile icons to preview each.

• Note that every change you make for the mobile applies to the desktop simultaneously.

• Therefore, you may choose to create separate campaigns for mobile and desktop users.

• See "Mobile & Desktop Customization Options" for further details.

If you have more questions related to video popups, feel free to get in touch with us!