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!
I apologize we do not have a time estimate of when this feature will be added. We have submitted your feedback on this to the appropriate teams in the meantime!
Thank you for your feedback on this feature, I completely understand why you would like for this to be in our product. I am more than happy to submit your feedback over to our engineers for review and you will be contacted with any updates. Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Be careful what you ask for. That other company whose name was in your post earlier but appears to have been deleted now, does NOT offer the option that Constant Contact used to. Their "forward to a friend" button just links to the web page where the email is archived, whereas the option offered by Constant Contact in the 2nd generation editor actually forwarded the email itself, with no requirement for the recipient to click a link to view it.
The problem is that when people forward the email through their email the newsletter is completely messed up, and you say there is no way to fix that when it leaves constant contact servers. The forward to a friend is a good suggestion to the reader and should be able to send from the server and arrive in better condition. I am very frustrated.
Yes, the legacy templates are our older version of the editor. The new third generation editor has already been released, and any of the 'standard' templates in your account will be using that newer editor. We do not currently have an ETA on when the forward to a friend button will be added to this editor, but we'll be continuing to pass those requests on to the engineering team so that they know it's something people are wanting and asking about.
That is a great point and I will definitely pass that feedback on to our developers. Unfortunately, even when we had the forward to a friend button included, we didn't see many people utilizing it so that was still a problem. Hopefully our developers can enable something in future releases that will fit your needs!
Hi, is there an update on the status of this feature being added to the Third Generation Editor? We recently had a custom template built by Constant Contact. When I tested out how it looks when it is forwarded from Outlook to Gmail, the formatting was completely off. It would be great to have the forwarding feature for that reason and the reasons other people have shared. Thank you!