With the share element, you create social share buttons. Your audience can click these buttons to share your content on their social networks. In this article, we show you how you can set up these buttons and how to manage them.
💡 The share element is a great way to let your audience engage with your content (and spread the word!).
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What are social share buttons?
Social share buttons can be added to a page so users can share a page or Foleon Doc on their own networks. These can be added to the page with the share element. In the example below, you can see what that looks like for your audience.
How to add the share element
Navigate to the left-hand side of your screen and open up the elements tab. Click the Share element and drag it onto your page.
💡When you're working with the Content Builder, it's not possible to add a share element to your page. They're included in some block templates.
The first time you drop the social share element, a pop-up will open automatically in which you can choose which platform(s) you want to display.
From that point on, the selected platform(s) will remain saved. You can change this in the general settings of your element settings.
💡When you're working with the Content Builder, the settings of the share element are limited to general settings and background.
In the general settings, you can select the platform(s) you want to link to. You can also control the icon size to make the icons bigger or smaller.
By default, the social share element shares the current page. If you want to share a custom URL, you can add that in the alternative URL field.
Want to share the general URL of your content? You can paste this in the alternative URL field.
Set the alignment of the social share buttons to make them align right, middle, or left in your column.
The border option allows you to create a full border or a border on certain sides of your element. all sides at once are selected by default, which means that when you increase the border thickness, the same amount of border will appear on all sides at the same time.
When all sides at once is deselected, the option to increase the amount of the border per side will appear. It's also possible to add more than one border. Every border will have the same color that is selected at the border color picker.
Spacing can be increased to create more space between the bottom border of the element and the content within the element.
Here you can set the background color of the share element.
The entrance animation of the element can be selected in the drop-down menu. This animation will show one time when the page is opened. In the block settings, you can make the elements within the block animate only once, or make it animate every time it appears on the screen.