Thanks for reaching out in the Community regarding the view in browser feature in the new editor. While there are a few additional steps to achieve this feature now, it is still available. Check out the Insert a "View as Webpage" Link into an Email Using the Third-Generation Editor article in our knowledge base for steps on how to do this now.
I understand that the additional steps for adding this to the email are more time consuming, so I'm happy to track your feedback and provide it the appropriate teams for review.
Thanks again for providing your feedback to us. Have a great day!
Are there any plans to add this back in the template so we don't have to add it each time we create an email campaign? This seems to be taking a long time and I'm assuming it's not that hard to do.
Is there no "merge token" for the view in browser? All our emails are custom coded? How can I add the VIB without using the WYSIWYG?
Hi @MeghanF828. While working in your custom code email, go to the Message Header tab and you can select the checkbox to include a link to the webpage version of your email.
Thank you everyone for your feedback on this feature. Thanks to your requests, and the requests of other customers, our developers have added a "View as Webpage" option to 3GE! Here's how to add it:
When your contacts click on the link, they'll be taken to the same permanent URL that can be used to share your email on your social media channels, linked on a webpage, or even shared in future emails.
|"View as Webpage" link with standard web link styles.||"View as Webpage" link with font, color, and italic styles applied.|
I hope this helps. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you. Thank you all for choosing Constant Contact!
When I followed these instructions and sent a real email (to just a test list thankfully), the link was not active. How do I get the link to the email I created and am sending? I know how to edit the text with the link once I have it, but I'm confused about how to find that link. And is that the process? I have to send to myself first before I can do a full deploy?
EDIT: I answered part of my question...I know where the link now is to edit the View in webpage insert. But from the knowledge base article I read it sounds like this isn't available until the email has been sent. Is that correct? Is this something that is in the works to be revised? I've never had to go back in and edit these URLs for other ESPs.
Thank you for your response!
This function is actually operating as designed. The reason that you must complete a live send of your campaign for this to work is actually quite simple. Until the campaign has been sent it will remain in a draft status, meaning that it is meant to be edited and is not in its final form. Once the campaign has been sent it is considered to be a final version in which a permanent URL can then be created for distribution. We apologize for any inconvenience; however, this is working as designed. I hope that this helps clear things up a bit.
Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
I want the ENTIRE email to show in a web browser, not just sections. Why can't you just add View as Web Browser back in? My partner says he can't find the style sheet option either. What we're having to do is go back to old emails make in the legacy format and copy and change them. Is there a way we can revert back to using legacy?