How do I add social media buttons to my messages?

You've probably seen social media buttons on websites, blogs, and generally all over the internet. These buttons allow you to link to Facebook, Twitter, and any other number of social media websites. If you're interested in adding social media buttons to the messages you send with AWeber, simply follow the directions below.

Please note that the instructions directly below are for messages created using our Drag & Drop Email Builder.

Adding Social Media Buttons

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.

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  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 will allow you to set your URLs. Within this same menu, you'll have the ability to add more URLs, and style their layout.

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  3. Once you're done, you should see the social media buttons in your message.

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Adding "Share" Buttons

The "Share" block allows you to add icons for your favorite social media websites to your broadcast or follow up messages. These icons will allow your subscribers to share your broadcast messages and content from other websites to social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, 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 element into your message

  2. From the window that pops up, you can choose to link to your Archived Web Version of your broadcast or to a custom URL.

    Connect to your Archive link or a custom URL

    Note: The option to link to an archived version of your message is only available for broadcasts and not for follow up messages.

  3. You can also edit the "Share Label Text" that you would like to appear next to the social media icons in your message. To edit this text, place your cursor in the text by clicking on it.

    Place the cursor in the text you want to edit by clicking on the text

  4. Next, you can edit the size and shape of the icons from the options under the "Share Icon" field.

    The icons will display in the settings on the right side of the page
  5. At the bottom of that menu on the right you will also be able to choose which social media services you would like to share your content to.

    Use the toggle switches to select or deselect Faceboo, Twitter, and LinkedIn

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?

Custom Template Design information

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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