Enhancements Overview

Mixmax offers a wonderful array of email enhancements.  From group event polls, to link previews, to self-destructing emails - we’re your swiss army knife for your email!

How to Insert Enhancements

There are a few ways to insert enhancements:

The “Enhance” Menu

Within your compose window, hover over the “Enhance” menu in the lower left corner to see all enhancements grouped by function.

Keyboard Slash Commands

With slash commands, you can quickly access the enhancement menu from within the compose window.  After typing in “ / ” (slash - no quotes), you’ll see our full list of enhancements ordered alphabetically.  Use the up/down arrows or your mouse to scroll through the list, and press “Enter” or click to select an enhancement.  

Learn all of our shortcuts here: Keyboard Commands       

The Compose Drop-down Menu

Just to the right of the “Compose” button within your inbox, click the drop-down arrow to start a new message using a few key enhancements.  

Enhancements By Function

Calendaring

Calendars are our most popular enhancement category.  With calendar features, you can schedule group events or important meetings all within a single email!

Share Availability

Shortcut: /availability or /cal

Share specific times that you’re available to meet, and your recipient can schedule instantly within your email! 

Calendar Invite

Shortcut: /invite

Insert a beautiful looking  calendar invite directly into your email.     

Group Event Poll

Shortcut: /groupscheduling

Quickly survey your recipients to find the best time to meet.

Surveys

Yes or No (or Maybe)

Shortcut: /yn [question]

Get a quick answer by inserting a yes or no question.  Customize the answer choices by clicking the button text and editing!

Q&A

Shortcut: /qa [question]

Ask an open-ended question by inserting a Q&A survey.

Poll

Shortcut: /poll

Poll recipients by inserting a multiple-choice survey.  Learn about poll results here.   

Media

Image

Shortcut: /image [search term]

Upload an image from your computer.  Or, type /image [search term] to find and insert an image from the web.  

Article

No shortcut

Insert a hyperlinked article preview.  In a blank email, we’ll automatically change the subject line to the article title.  

PDF Slideshow

No shortcut

Attach a PDF into the body of your email.  Learn how to enable PDFs here.  

Cloud Attachment

No shortcut

Upload files from your computer to your email as a cloud attachment.  

Social Badges

Shortcut: /badge or /social

Click the “Add Badge” button to place multiple social media badges next to each other horizontally.  You can even use them to customize your signature.  

Yarn Video Search

Shortcut: /yarn [search term]

Search Yarn for videos to insert right in your email.  

File Request

Shortcut: /filerequest

Ask your recipient to upload a file by inserting this handy-dandy button.  

Tenor

Shortcut: /tenor [search term] or /riffsy [search term]

Search and insert a gif from Tenor (previously known as Riffsy).

Math Equation

Shortcut: /math

Turn clunky formulas into beautiful math for your emails!

Formatted Code

Shortcut: /code or /code [search term] (for existing formatted code)

Choose from 31 color themes to share gorgeous formatted code - any language!  

Crowdcast

Shortcut: /crowdcast

Invite recipients to your live Crowdcast event.  Great for webinars, Q&As, interviews, etc.   

Table

Shortcut: /table or /table [rows] [columns]

Edit the number of rows and columns in your table in one of two ways:

  1. Use the keyboard shortcut: /table [rows][columns] (Enter [rows] [columns], e.g. "2 3")
  2. Right-click on the table to insert or delete rows and columns

Giphy

Shortcut: /g [search term] or /giphy [search term]

Search and insert a gif from Giphy.  

Separator

Shortcut: /separator

Inserts a simple grey line to separate sections, giving your emails a clean, professional look.  

Call to Action

Shortcut: /cta or /button

Call to Action buttons encourage recipients to visit any site, even your Mixmax Public calendar, with one simple click.

Custom HTML

Shortcut: /html

Create newsletter-like emails, or anything else you can create with inline HTML!  Learn more:  Add custom HTML

Video

Shortcut: /video

Record or insert a Vidyard video.  Learn more: Add Video to Email with Vidyard

Communication

Password Protected

Shortcut: /password

Write a secret message that recipients need a password to view.

SMS Me

Shortcut: /sms or /sms [phone number]

Have recipients send you an SMS directly via email, without knowing your phone number.

Self-Destructing

Shortcut: /selfdestruct

Set your message to self-destruct at a specified time.

Link Previews

Inserts a visual preview of your link, like below.  Learn how to customize link previews here.  

YouTube

Shortcut: /youtube [search term]

Search or enter a YouTube video link preview.  Video will also attach to your email.  

Vimeo

No shortcut.  

Insert a Vimeo video preview.

LinkedIn

No shortcut

Shows profile photo, name, title, current position, and location.  Here’s what to do if you don’t see your LinkedIn preview.  

Google Maps

Shortcut: /map [search term] or /maps [search term]

A hyperlinked map preview of any location.

Pinterest

No shortcut

For Pinterest pins or boards.

GitHub Gist

No shortcut

Instantly share code, notes, and snippets.

Twitter Tweet

No shortcut

Shows the full tweet without recipients needing to visit Twitter.

Instagram

No shortcut

For individual Instagram posts.  

Twitter Timeline

No shortcut

Enter a Twitter handle to insert a live Twitter timeline, specifying number of tweets.

Live Web Clip

Shortcut: /webclip

Capture part of a live website and embed web content in your email.

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