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.
1. What does the reader see?
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.
2.1. 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.
3.2. Configure the default sharing message
In the Build Settings of the Twixl Publisher application, under the "Sharing" tab, you can configure the default shared message for the different platforms. You can choose your own message and insert 3 different placeholders:
- Application Name
- Publication Name
- Article Title
- Article URL: this is ideal if you want to link to e.g. a Web Reader version of your content
You can also add an app-wide (short) URL that links to the store.
3.3. Configuring the article URL
If you want your sharing message to have a customized URL per article, that can be configured in the Article properties. This may be a good option if you also have a Web Reader version of your content that is publicly accessible.