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

Hi everyone! I am following up to the forward to friend feature request. Thank you for your patience as we looked into this! The good news is we have received word from our engineers that feature is now available in our cross device templates under the social share block. If anyone has any additional questions on this, please don’t hesitate to respond to this post as we would be happy to assist you further.

Occasional Participant

I also would like to have a "forward to a friend" feature. Some of my subscribers have requested this. They like to share my content but their email clients change the appearance of my email and they are unhappy with the results.


Hi @KelleyH38,


Thank you for your feedback! We understand that this function is important to some of our customers, and our developers are looking into possibly adding it back.  I will add your account to that request so you can be notified when it becomes available!



Occasional Participant

Very frustrating indeed.  Can't say I am happy with Constant Contact these days.  Waiting for a LONG time for them to revamp their survey feature.  Archaic and impossible and with free survey services out there you'd think it would be a priority for them!  Frustrated.

Occasional Participant

Yes, please make it available.  IMMEDIATELY.  This is a NO BRAINER!



Hi @RosieL


Thanks for joining us in the Community! We certainly understand why it would be helpful to have this feature available to your emails and it can be important. We will add your account to the current request list as well.

We also appreciate your feedback on the survey tool and will pass this along to our development team.

Regular Participant

Is the Legacy template your older version? And when are you planning to release a newer version? 


Hello @FLCBMarketing,


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.


Occasional Participant

One more voice desperate to get the Forward to a friend option back. As so many have pointed out, not only do emails get distorted when simply forwarding through gmail, aol, etc, but the originial subscriber often gets unsubscribed without their knowledge. I have had several of our organization's leaders asking why we dropped it. 

Frequent Participant

It doesn't appear that Forward to a Friend has made in traction with your development team. When a company makes too many changes to their website's functionality at one time, people will go elsewhere. If one is going to learn to use a new system and the service you previously provided is no longer available, find a competitor that has the features you want.





Hello @Aramco-ExPats,


I know that this request has been on the forums for awhile, and I can understand your concerns.  There are quite a few feature requests in the system, and no development team could implement them all at once.  We'll continue to track the requests for the team that is making changes.  Until this is available in the new editor, all accounts can still have access to the Legacy newsletter templates, and while it's not ideal, if you are in need of a feature like this, using those legacy templates is still an option.



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