June 4, 2019

BIMI Wizard and Gmail Annotations Previewer: It’s almost magic.


The time has come to round out our Design update series. I’m sad it’s over, but super thrilled to explore our final two spectacular new features. Come along.

This is a wizard.


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You, maybe, are not a wizard, but you CAN be one if you’re looking to implement Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI). We’re Hagrid in this situation, and we’re telling you, you’re a BIMI Wizard, thanks to this new feature in Design.

Now you can quickly verify if you have a qualifying DMARC policy (quarantine or reject) and once you’re eligible, easily complete the necessary details using our guided walk-through. You’ll receive a BIMI record to insert into your DNS code and voila! Plus, you’ll magically see how your BIMI-enabled messages could appear in the inboxes of BIMI-supporting providers.

Let’s preview that preview.

Before:

After:

Beautiful. But let’s take it a step further. Thanks to Gmail’s constant quest for innovation, they recently introduced a hyper-powered promotional email format called Annotations. This allows commercial senders to enrich the experience of commercial emails in Gmail’s promotions tab, which is frequently something senders fret about (unnecessarily).

Unfortunately, this feature requires some technical know-how. Fortunately, 250ok’s new Gmail Annotations Previewer helps you along the process, significantly decreasing the amount of guesswork and deep skill you’d need to begin using this powerful feature to create a mindblowing email.

In the photo below, notice how the top two emails look baller, with the promo code, discount amount, and a photo in the preview. The emails below those two look, well…typical. Those bottom two don’t use Annotations.

When you combine all the features at your fingertips in 250ok Design alone, you have a very powerful toolbox from which you can tinker, perfect, and finalize with a sense of ease and security. Pair Design with the rest of our email analytics…boy. You’re on your way to being the Dumbledore of awesome email. Legend has it he got his start by clicking right here.

Author: Nicky Copland

Nicky is the senior marketing manager at 250ok. Before joining the team, she spent the majority of her time crafting and implementing communications strategies for the association industry. She was never a brain surgeon, but she played one on the internet.

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