Dec 7, 2017 7:05:31 AM
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. With our current editor being under active development, 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:
I love all the feedback I’ve been reading on the third-generation editor and the team is looking forward to continuing to deliver awesome new features into 2018. Stay tuned for some great new features coming out first thing in January!
Hello @MonicaL00. I'd be happy to clarify some things for you.
You would only be able to access the second-generation editor in your account by copying an email that was created using this editor. If you were to create a brand new campaign using the Create button, the campaign would be created using the third-generation editor.
Also, the particular block that you have in that screenshot is designed to only have a left or right-aligned image as it was set up to have the text wrap around the image when it is in the left or right side of the block. However, I see that the rest of your drafts have blocks designed to have images be aligned left, right or center.
Please let us know if there is anything else that we can assist you with!
I agree!!! And I'm ready to go back and use my legacy templates because there's so many features that are missing in the new templates.
No HTML feature - I used this EVERY DAY so I didn't have to create certain banners from scratch each time.
No Forward to a Friend - Why not?!
No Web Link - I can't see any way to create "View as web page" which was very useful for sharing on social
No UNSEND. In the legacy template, if we hit send and then realized we forgot something, we could un-send within a few seconds and edit. Now we can't.
I can't figure out why, when the coding for these features already EXISTS, that they're not included in the new templates.
I cant believe Constant Contact hasn't come up with this yet!!!??? Need this for special email offers! Any suggestions on another Email Blast company that does have this feature?
They did have it in their Legacy version but for some reason, along with several other items, they omitted it from the new templates.
Hi. The forward to a friend feature is not simply a useful feature but a very necessary one for email marketing. Is there a planned date to make it available?
Thank you for reaching out to the Community with your feedback on this feature. I apologize this feature is not available. With that being said, we are still collecting feedback on this and have submitted it in your account in the meantime.
Does anyone know if you can add the HTML coding that will enable the forward to a friend feature within an email without having to do the entire email in HTML coding? Or if anyone has any suggestions on what else might work?
If I try to forward an email I've made from my yahoo account, it gets distorted. I was told before that we need to use the "forward" button that's in the constant contact email itself and not forward from a third party, but I don't see any forward button on the campaign. Am I missing it? Do I just need to use the short url?
Thanks for the help!
Thanks for coming to the Community with your questions. At this time, the 3rd generation editor does not have a "Forward to a Friend" option. The best workaround is to take the short link of the email and put it into the email. This way, it won't be distorted when people try to view it. Usually this is done by making a copy of the email and sending it out (usually to a test list with your email address in it). Once the email goes into sent status, it will generate a short URL that you can copy and paste into your other copy! I will be sure to pass along your request for the Forward to a Friend option as I can definitely understand how it is important your emails are previewing properly. But in the meantime, the short link will work. Let us know if you have any other questions.
I am trying to put together an email and I need the "Forward to a Friend" button. I cannot seem to find it the build tab.