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Would be great if HubSpot would implement the forward to a friend feature!

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Hey @Compuware as Pablo referenced above this can be done using the HubSpot CTA tool / including forward links. Furthermore the Social Sharing module used in HubSpot's default page and email templates also include this feature. Screen Shot 2016-12-14 at 11.36.37 AM.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You can create a CTA or link to forward to a friend. 

I usually use this website to create the personalized email - http://www.cha4mot.com/t_mailto.html

 

As well I use the Tracking link builder (in HubSpot) in order to see how many people are created from the Forward to a Friend.

 

Hope this helps.

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Pablo, how did you insert mailto address in the CTA tracking URL builder? I have no choice to insert http:// or https:// and it's not a valid address with mailto:email@domain.com

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Hi @Mathieu,

 

You can insert a mailto link in a CTA by following the steps here.


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Hi @jennysowyrda - while the documentation provided is helpful it's cumbersome. If would benice to have the feature where you do not have to customize your own string. 

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Hey @Compuware as Pablo referenced above this can be done using the HubSpot CTA tool / including forward links. Furthermore the Social Sharing module used in HubSpot's default page and email templates also include this feature. Screen Shot 2016-12-14 at 11.36.37 AM.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi,

 

I'm running into issues using the CTA and mailto link.  It doesn't actually forward the content of the email.  How are you accounting for that?

 

Thanks,

Sara

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Hi there, what about creating a CTA in an email that says "Share with a colleague" so the user can simply click that button and it would essentially open an email they could forward to any email address. Possible??

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Thanks for the posts. And understand as we currently creating CTAs for this feature. However, we should not have to "know" code for desired content to render. Also, by "mailto" you are limiting the tracking of how many times an individual my have forwarded. With a native Forward to a friend it typically allows the user to send to one individual at a time and then renders a send more to repeat the process. It's also cumbersome to continue to create a net new CTA for every email you may want to use this feature in. In the previous marketing systems we have used this was native and part of the personalization.

 

As for the social sharing. That can be yet another idea to post. As our company is available on various social channels and also have our own blog post. With the "out of the box" social sharing channels in HubSpot we are limited. There is no ability to add other sources: instagram, flipboard, our blog, etc.

 

In the meantime, we are currently using what we can on our landing pages with the out-of-the-box social. For our emails we have resorted to adding custom code to our templates.

 

 

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Hi 

I was at the Fundatmentals training on Monday 27/11/17 with Sheena and she said there is a work around for forwarding an invitation. Would you please be able to provide me with this information?

 

Many thanks,

Carolyn Levin

HubSpot Employee

Hi--I know this post is old, but I just encountered a customer with this request and I found an awesome resource provided by HubSpot user.

 

https://www.stephanieogaygarcia.com/blog/add-a-forward-to-a-friend-link-to-hubspot-emails

 

Community Manager

Thanks for sharing @noamkahn!

 

cc @Stephanie-OG thanks for creating such great content! Smiley Happy 


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This is a great workaround.  I'm using something very similar now, but I love how clearly she's sharing this insight. 

 

**NOTE FOR HUBSPOT**

Unfortunately, it would also be great if it would actually forward the email itself and not a web version of the email.    It seems a bit odd for many folks to use, particularly in an era in which folks don't like to click on seemingly random links.   Thanks!

 

 

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