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Sharing on social media

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Social sharing allows the reader to share an article via social media or default mobile device sharing options. This article explains how to prepare both your app and content for that feature.

What does the reader see?

Sharing on iOS

Readers will be able to share via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, ... (depending on the OS and the installed applications). The result will be similar to the screenshot below.

Sharing Message on iOS

How to configure for article-based apps

1. Activating the option on the Twixl Distribution Platform

There is only 1 requirement to enable Social Sharing in an article-based app: you need to activate the option in the Application Settings of your article-based app. For more info, see this KB-article.

2. Configuring Social Media metadata

Social Sharing works for Content Items. Each Content Item can have specific metadata for your Social Sharing.

2.1. Available options

  • Text for Social Sharing: The default text you want to use for social sharing. This text will be inserted for your readers when he/she wants to share an article.
  • Article URL: In order to be able to share over social media, an article URL is required. Leave this field empty to use the Browser Client URL (if you have enabled the browser client for your app). For more info about the Browser Client, see this KB-article.

2.2. Possible scenarios

  • No Article URL defined + Browser Client enabled: the reader will be able to share the article, with the Browser Client URL.
  • Custom Article URL defined + Browser Client enabled or disabled: the reader will be able to share the article, with the custom Article URL.
  • No Article URL defined + Browser Client disabled: your reader will not be able to share the article.

REQUIRED FIELDS:

As a publisher, it is not required that the text for Social Sharing is filled in, in order to activate Social Sharing. Only the Article URL is mandatory.

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