Many don’t even know that this feature is available! After you “Schedule” your email or hit the “send now” button, you’ll be brought to this confirmation screen below.
If you scroll down to the very bottom, you’ll see a section that says “SOCIAL SHARING” and a blue button that says “Schedule Posts.”
After you click on the “SCHEDULE POSTS” button, you’ll be brought to this screen:
Constant Contact is automatically set to post your email on social media 3 times after it’s sent out to your contacts.
Do any of these pictures look familiar?
Constant Contact automatically includes images in there for you to save you time like the ones shown above.
If you really want to make your email stand out, here's how to change the picture to something different to make your posts stand out.
Here’s how to change the picture that will show up on social media:
Click the picture icon as shown above to select a different picture in your library that will appear on social media.
*Tip: Not sure what picture to use? Use a picture from your email newsletter or just use your business logo!
Constant Contact also automatically creates text for you for your social media posts like: “Check out our most recent newsletter!” or “In case you missed it!”
Here's how to change the text that will post on social media:
Change the text to a summary about the email or a “teaser” to get people to click on the post once it’s posted to your social networks.
*Tip: that if you have a twitter profile selected then your description can’t be more than 160 characters or it won’t post.
If your email includes a time sensitive offer for your audience and you only want it to post on social media once, then you want to make sure you click “remove post” on this screen shown below so it’s only posted once.
See for yourself. Check out the before and after pictures below!
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