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Sharing on social media (Single Issue and issue-based)

Twixl Support Team Updated: - Created :

    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

    Configuring for single issue and issue-based apps (Legacy)

    1. Allow sharing on social media

    If you want to provide a sharing option to readers of your publication, make sure the option "Allow Sharing on Social Media" is enabled in the Publication Properties of the plug-in or in the Publication properties of the Publication Composer.

    Allow sharing on social media
    Sharing on social media in the Publication Composer

    NOTE:

    Using the "Sharing" option also requires you use the TOC Viewer with the Title Bar Button. It cannot be used with the legacy thumbnail viewer.

    2. Configure the default sharing message

    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. Configuring the article URL

    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.

    4. Artwork to share

    Artwork to Share

    You can select to either share the app icon or the issue cover.

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