Create a social media opt-in

Enable the social media opt-in function to inform your visitors that their data might be shared with social media providers when they interact with a social share module. This gives your visitors the option to give their explicit consent for social media share modules before they interact with the module and share data.     

To activate a social media opt-in, click the settings symbol in the main navigation bar and click Settings


Navigate to Editor settings > Social media opt-in and enable the feature by ticking the box Enable social media opt-in and clicking Save.

When enabling social media opt-in, a toggle and hover function is automatically added on all social media share modules on your website. To engage with the modules, the visitor needs to activate the toggle and, thereby, consent to the fact that social media providers may be collecting their data. Once toggled, the social media plugins will be visible and the visitor can now interact with them. Before toggling the function, an overlay with information and a link to your privacy policy will appear when the visitor hovers the social plugin.  


  Applies to all social share modules

When enabling social media opt-in, the function is added to all social share modules without exception. In other words, either all social media modules contain the opt-in or none of them do. 

The social media opt-in function requires three types of information: 

  • Text on hover: this is the information text visitors see on the overlay. Use it to inform visitors about what the opt-in means and why it's there.

  • Link text label: this is the text on the link to your privacy policy.

  • Link destination: you can choose to either direct visitors to an external link containing your privacy policy or to an internal page when they click the link.

  Text on hover

If you don't write any text in the text on hover field, a default text will appear when users hover the toggle on the website.


Styling the social media opt-in

In Global Design you can adjust the colors on your social media opt-in. You can set a color for normal as well as hover state. If desired, a border can be added around the social media opt-in as well.

What modules does it apply to?

The social media opt-in function applies to all social media modules except for the Social Media Links module.



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