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Adding a Facebook button to your email is a great way to drive social media traffic. The process is a little different depending on the editor so I will include both instructions below.
2GE : The first step will be copying the URL for your social media profile that you want to use, Facebook in this case.
Place your cursor where you want the social media icon to appear and click Social.
Place your cursor over your social media platform and click the plus button.
Note: If your social media platform isn't listed, you can manually add an image of the logo as a clickable link. Select your image. Follow the instructions under the Link field to copy and paste the link for your unique social media page. Click Insert.Click Save to continue editing your campaign email.
3GE: The first step will be copying the URL for your social media profile that you want to use, Facebook in this case.
Go to the left side of the screen under the “Build” tab and you will see “Social”.
Once the icons are added, click any of the icons to open the editor and click “Edit”.
Paste the URL into the field next to the Facebook social media icon and click the chain icon to test the link.
Click Insert to continue editing your template. See this article for more information:
This feature was working before, but seems to have disappeared since the back side/email builder changed in December? Is there still an option? I couldn't find it when I went through the social media links as I was composing my email.
We only have the icons where people can go to your actual Facebook page to like it when you are editing the email. When you send your email, you can add the Social Share bar, which allows your contacts to share on their social networks and/or "Like" your newsletter on their Facebook Wall. Is that the one you were talking about?
If it is, you can go into your Email in edit mode. Click the Message Options button in the top right.
Then you want to check the box that says Social Share Links. Then click Ok.
This will add the Social Share bar to the top of your email when sent.
I wondered how to add a box like the one above, where you can automatically like the PAGE when clicking the button. It would be a great option for those customers that are trying to gain more Facebook followers via their newsletter/ email campaigns.
Currently the constant contact does not allow the script from the plugin that facebook provides for developers.
This is what Facebook provides for HTML5
What Constant contact currently provides is great for sharing individual newsletters and or marketing emails. But I can't figure out a way to add a button with the script provided, even with the HTML version.
Being able to do this would be great because it will help customers bring Newsletter followers into the facebook platform.
thank you for your feedback!
Thank you everyone for responding your desire to have this functionality. I have passed along your feedback to our developers to check out this thread. At this time, I am not aware of us having this feature. With that said, our features are brought about from your suggestions. So please keep them coming.
From what I understand, this requires java script to work. Java Script is not currently supported. We'll let you know when we have any updates on this, but as of now this is not capable of working with our system.
I hope this helps,
Unfortunately at this time this is not something we offer. We frequently make updates to implement requested features so I am happy to add your feedback to this idea. If we hear of any update on this we will post in the Community.