Custom text in share message after clicking social share button

Currently you can't set custom text to accompany your share button messages, so when visitors click your share buttons, the message only copies the URL which looks like a spam message. Let's change this to make social shares more realistic and human!

  • Guest
  • Jul 8 2020
  • Future consideration
  • Juergen Berkessel commented
    11 Jun 05:47pm

    + 1 from our POV.

    Also

    • Allow users to define messaging for email shares with a pre-pend block of text

    • Same for Twitter, Facebook etc. Allow users to define platform specific messaging as a pre-pend block of text

    Lastly, I realize that the page's SEO meta description (if it is set) is used as the share text by most social platforms — but it would be nice to override the default message for this. And for email sharing, even if there is a meta description set, currently it is not used.

  • Admin
    Helga R commented
    2 Jul, 2021 06:18am

    Hi Joe,

    Thanks a lot for the update, I do believe it will be a good solution for you!

    We'll try to reconsider this option to make it more obvious and convenient so that you're satisfied with the widget completely 🙂

    Thank you!

  • Guest commented
    1 Jul, 2021 02:55pm

    I just wanted to update my comment. I have actually figured out a pretty easy way of doing this.


    If you go under "Share Preferences" you can actually enter custom text and a link there.


    I would recommend making this more obvious to users, but so happy it works!


    Hope this helps anyone else struggling with the same problem.

  • Admin
    Helga R commented
    1 Jul, 2021 02:48pm

    Dear Joe,

    Thanks for your comment!

    I do understand that you need to have this option added and I wish I had more encouraging news to share.

    We do the best we can to release as many new features as possible, and since we now have quite a lot of requests we're just not able to implement them all. I'm really sorry about this!

    At the moment we start with the most wanted ones, however, we do consider all the ideas we get and appreciate each and every one of them.

    I do believe we will have this very option added in the near future, as I also agree that it will be a great addition.

    Thank you so much for your understanding!

  • Guest commented
    1 Jul, 2021 11:12am

    Is there an update on this? Completely agree about being able to change the message.

  • Admin
    Helga R commented
    9 Jun, 2021 07:42am

    Hello,

    Thank you for your comment!

    We understand that this feature is crucial for you, and we'll try our best to consider it for the nearest updates.

    Thank you!

  • Guest commented
    9 Jun, 2021 03:45am

    Yes! Please implement this feature. I will have to go with competitive share buttons because it doesn't have this.