How do I add social media buttons to my messages?

There are two ways to reference your social media pages within your message in the Drag & Drop Email Builder.

  1. Add icons that link out to your different social media pages 
  2. Add share buttons to let subscribers share a link to your message on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn

Adding Social Media Icons

The "Social" element allows you to add buttons to your messages that link directly to your social media pages.

  1. When you're creating a draft, you can drag the "Social" element onto the message canvas.

    Social element is highlighted

  2. The righthand menu that appears will provide you with a default selection of social media platforms that can be linked to. Clicking the "Edit" button associated with each account will allow you to set your URLs. Within this same menu, you'll have the ability to add more URLs, and rearrange the order.

    Edit, add and rearrange the social accounts
    Below the accounts section, you can adjust the design of the icons with Size, Alignment, Shape, and Color Theme. 

    Edit the Size, Aligment, Shape and Color Theme of the Icons
  3. Once you're done, you should see the social media buttons in your message.

    The icons will appear on the message

Add Social Media "Share" Buttons

The "Share" block allows you to add icons for your favorite social media websites to your broadcast or campaign messages. These icons will allow your subscribers to share your message to Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

  1. When you're creating a message, you can drag the "Share" block into your message in order to add social media buttons.

    Drag the Share block to your message

  2. From the window that pops up, you can choose to link to the Newsletter Hub Post of the broadcast or to a custom URL.

    Option to link to Newsletter Hub

    Note: The option to link to the Newsletter Hub Post for the message is only available for broadcasts and not for Campaign messages.

  3. You can also edit the "Share" text next to the social media icons in your message. To edit this text, place your cursor in the text by clicking on "Share".

    Text formatting menu for Share text

  4. Next, you can edit the size and shape of the icons from the options under the "Icons" section under the Share menu to the right of the editor.

    Edit Icons and size

  5. At the bottom of that menu on the right you will also be able to toggle on and off which social media site you would like to have displayed.

    Toggle for Icons to display

Want to link to your other social media pages outside of Facebook and Twitter? You can add additional social media icons by adding rows and columns to your message


What if I have issues designing my messages?

AWeber offers hundreds of templates you’re welcome to use! If you would ever find yourself wanting to modify an existing template or would like a custom template built for you to reflect your branding, our Template Team would be happy to modify existing templates or design a custom template for you!

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