There are different tags for sharing and following when using the social media component.
Sharing vs. following
We tried to better clarify the social share vs. social follow thing. As you know, you can add a social media icon to an email for two reasons:
- To ask people to follow you on that social network
- To ask readers to share the message using that social network
So... we now made it easier to identify what you are using your icons for. If you are adding a social sharing icon, the editor now adds a big "Share" tag to it.
For example, compare this Facebook "follow" icon...
... with this Facebook "share" icon:
Also, one clarification on social sharing. You can use it in two ways:
- You enter the URL to be shared, like in the example above.
- You enter a merge tag that will be replaced by whatever application will send the message... typically with the Web version of the email.
Since this second scenario is very popular, BEE adds a placeholder merge tag to the Url input field by default. The merge tag is called "ShareOn". Change it with whatever your merge tag your email service provider uses (or replace it programmatically yourself if you are embedding BEE into your application).
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