How to post and share from ActionSprout

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Once you have created an action it’s time to share it with your supporters. There are a few ways to do so depending on what you need:

  • Post from within ActionSprout
  • Post from within Facebook
  • Use Buffer or Hootsuite
  • Post anywhere with the action short link

To get started click the Share button on the action you’d like to post. You can find share buttons for each action inside your full list page:

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Or side the dash boarding and editing screen once you’ve selected an action to work on:

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This will open a menu from the right side of your screen.

Scheduling

At the top you’ll find a place to schedule your action on Facebook. You’ll see which page you’re posting to, the message you’d like to include and the time and date you’d like it to appear on Facebook.

Note: All scheduled actions must be scheduled for at least 10 minutes in the future.

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Saving as Draft

If you’re not ready to schedule or publish, you have the option to save the action as a draft:

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This will save the action post inside your Facebook page’s drafts folder:

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From this folder you can schedule, post or delete the drafted posts.

Twitter, Buffer and Hootsuite.

In the next section you’ll find the option to post or schedule your action through Buffer, Hootsuite and Twitter. This requires an existing Buffer, Hootsuite and/or Twitter account and you’ll be prompted to login to continue.

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Action Shortlink

Next you’ll find your action link. This link will always take folks to your campaign. Use this whenever you are asking people to take action, whether that is on Facebook, Twitter, a website, via email ect.

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Whenever a supporter clicks on your link they are taken directly to the campaign. If they are on a mobile device the link automatically detects that and gives them a mobile-optimized experience.

This link is also very Facebook friendly, so whenever anyone pastes the link into a Facebook post it will automatically show information such as the title, thumbnail, and description of your action.

Embed Code

Lastly you’ll find your action’s embed code. You can use this code to include your action on a blog or website. You can find more information on embedded actions here. 

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