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ability to add a forward to friend in emails

I created an email using card/announcement and when I tried to add "forward to a friend", "join my mailing list" and permission reminder" I was not able. I would like to have the ability to use these functions in future emails that I create.

Top Answer
Matt_B.
Employee

Hey all,

 

I wanted to chime in on this thread regarding the lack of Forward to a Friend in the third-generation editor. The simplest answer is that due to lack of usage in our previous editor (both our users inserting this link, and recipients using this link) we decided not to implement the feature. We also wanted to solve for cases where this feature was used as a workaround (such as getting around possible display issues), with other features or improvements to the editor. We want to focus on the latest and greatest features that will bring as much value as possible to our users. While I can understand that some users found this feature valuable, our plan is not to rebuild the second-generation editor, but rather to learn from its mistakes/successes to create a new, best-in-class editor.

 

To address some of the concerns around the lack of this feature:

  1. Display concerns: some folks like the peace of mind knowing that users can see a “clean-copy” of their email. As a work-around for this, I would recommend including a “View as Webpage” link. This will link to the web version of your email without any potential display issues, and it will not have any personal information of the original recipient.
  2. Referrals and new signups: we recommend including a link to a lead generation landing page within emails that you’re hoping will be referred along. If you wish to have your contacts share your email on their social media pages, you can include a Social Share bar in your email that allows your contacts to easily make this happen. 

268 Comments
Visitor
where are the buttons/links for Forward to a Friend or Join our List? I don't see either of these under the build options anymore.
Occasional Contributor
mobile templates need join mailing list button
Regular Visitor
Please have your developers add a "Forward to a Friend" feature to this editor. And add Instagram to the Social Media feature. Thanks.
Frequent Visitor
I'm using the new editor and mobile friendly template and there is no forward or share button available. This ought to be a very high priority! Can you please make this available, and let me know when it is and how I can add it to the existing email that I now copy each time I create a new email to go out? Many thanks.
New Member
I was excited about the new email wizard but then I found out that not all features are available, e.g., making a template now that I finally got around to creating a new email format. Also, I cannot add the "Forward to a Friend" in the new wizard. Those are definite bummers. When will they be available?
Frequent Visitor
I'm still missing some really important features in the new/beta responsive e-mail builder: - better text control, including indents - "forward this e-mail to a friend" - "view this e-mail in your browser" - also, it would be great to have more than one-column or two-column options. When can we expect updates to the beta builder?
Occasional Contributor
It is very visual and helps people easily forward the email. I miss it!
Occasional Contributor
part of it is probably user comfort. but the new templates don't have the "forward to a friend" option any more which is VERY important for hour holiday newsletter. Also, the new template doesn't let you change size on the image the same way. I might upload images that are different sizes, but want them to all be 120x120 in the actual newsletter. Older templates let you change the size simply by typing the width into the bottom right corner.
New Member
Please add Forward to a Friend Button that can be used in text Please add underline highlighted text function
Visitor
The forward to friend option is not available in the Email campaigns. More options are included in the Autoresponder email campaigns as opposed to the actual email campaigns. The email campaigns should have the same options as the Autoresponder email campaigns. Also, the instructions for adding the "Forward Friend Option" to email campaigns in the help & tips is absolutely incorrect and should be revised.
Occasional Visitor
Would you please help us to add the forward to a friend feature to the Body of our Campaign Email? We can't find the tools. Thank you
Moderator

Hi @EstyR

 

Thank you for posting! At this time there isn't a way to add the "Forward to a Friend" feature in our newer editor, which is what you have in your account. I've noted in your account that you've requested this feature, and if it becomes available I will make sure to let you know. Thanks!

Occasional Visitor

Dear Natalie,

 

Thank you for help, how long it usually able to make this feature available?

 

Esty

Moderator

Hi @EstyR

 

That's a great question, unfortunately I do not have an ETA for when that feature would be included in the 3GE editor, which is the one you're using. I have created a case in your account noting that you would like that feature (case # 17097954) and if I receive any updates on it I would be happy to reach out and let you know. I apologize that I don't have any further information on that at this time. 

New Member
I'm told that the latest version of this CC platform does not include a forward to a friend feature and that only the older versions have it. I would like to request that feature on the editor I use. I need it so I can track how many contacts are forwarding my emails and who they are sending to. Thanks!
New Member
is there any buttons or templates that include a Forward Email link? I would like to include it in my emails.
Occasional Visitor
I have the new editor and would like the forward to a friend option like the old editor. I have a vendor that uses your old editor and that option comes across on their newsletters to me.
Member

 

I was working on flyers and got to noticed major issue with the Constant contact system.

 

When I try to forward the flyer through my personal mail (gmail or using outlook) I can make changes to the flyer, like any changes on the original flyer, I could add new content, delete the images and so on.

This is kind of flaw to me, it’s a major issue for me. Since I don’t want my clients to make changes while they forward the email to someone else using regular forward button.

 

I know at the very bottom at footer section we have forward to friend link which works better but what happens if I just want to forward using forward option through my emails.

I guess this feature is in lack of this event, not tested well I suppose. And I don’t know whether any of your customers have noticed this yet !!

Personally this looks major issue to me. This is not right !!

And the other thing is not all the templates are version controlled, What I can see not my colleague  can see same way, either images are scattered or content looks up or down.

 

I really can’t get into this, it looks a major problem to me. Please let me know If I am missing something here. Hope this helps

 

Thanks and Regards,

Neeta Karanjkar

Web Developer/ Marketing Associate

 

Moderator
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Occasional Participant

Hi, I've setup the "Forward to a friend' settings under My Settings.  

 

However, even after starting a new campaign with another template, I dont' see the "Forward to a Friend" link in the footer.  Neither can I find any sort of embed code to place this link or even a button anywhere else in my email body.  Can anybody help?

 

thanks

Nicole