How to Insert Social Media Buttons in Email Templates

SendPulse users can insert various social media buttons in email templates.

Currently, these social media buttons are available: 

  • Facebook
  • Google+
  • Instagram
  • Flickr
  • Tumblr
  • Odnoklassniki
  • WhatsApp
  • Vkontakte
  • Youtube
  • LinkedIn
  • Vimeo
  • Twitter
  • Blogger
  • Pinterest
  • SlideShare
  • Facebook Messenger 
  • Viber
  • Medium
  • Blogger
  • Telegram
  • Periscope

To insert social media buttons in your email template, open the template, scroll down and look for the SOCIAL block.
By default, there will be three social media icons in that part of the template.

social media icons

If you create a template using SendPulse's Layout Template Editor, find the Social block in the bottom left corner of the editor, drag and drop it to the proper place on the template. 

Social block

Note that if you are using a system template, it will have several social media icons listed from left to right — in the right-hand side panel, those social media buttons will be listed from top to bottom in the same order for your convenience. 

list of social media buttonsTo add another social media button, click Add the button

add another social media buttonThe new button will be added to the end of the list. It will duplicate the previous button.
To select a specific social media for the button, click on the button, you need to edit and expand the dropdown list of available options.
Click on the social medium name to assign it to the button.

expand the dropdown list of available options
Now add a link that email recipients will open clicking the button:

add a link
The next step is to choose an icon style and size: click on the little black arrow to open a dropdown menu with styles and select one. You can set icon size on the same list: choose between 16, 24, 32, 48, or 64 pixels.

set icon style and sizeTo delete a button, click on the trash bin icon next to it: 

delete icon

Besides the style and size of the icons, users can select a type of action that will follow the icon click.
By default, all social media icons are set to "Follow link" type — recipient clicks the button and gets redirected to the linked social medium page.

select a type of action
Link types depend on the social medium and its features. Generally, these link types are available:

  • Sharing an email — a click shares this email;
  • Sharing the link — a click shares the link.

Users can also select whether to place the social media buttons vertically or horizontally inside the Social block; they can set icons background color, inner padding, and block height.

additional options

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