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    How to integrate a "share on facebook" link after form submission?

    Asked by mike22csus on January 19, 2012 at 09:25 PM

    My goal here is to integrate a way of people who submit a form to "share on facebook" and for it to be quick and simple. We do event planning, so the I'd like an auto message to pop up that says "I'm booking an event with TEAM (my company)" and allow them to post to their wall with one click.

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    Answered by fxr on January 20, 2012 at 05:17 AM

    It may be possible to do something with Custom URL as a thankyou page. 

    I see you already are using a thankyou page on your form 'Advanced Formal Form' 

    Is that the form you want this message to be on? and on that 'thankyou' page? 


    Although this functionality isnt really related to Jotform in anyway, I will have a quick research of the subject and see if there is any easy ways to do this (which I assume there probably is)

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    Answered by mike22csus on January 20, 2012 at 11:10 AM
    Hi, thanks for getting back to me. Yes, if that's where we would need to host this, that would be great, the next best thing would be a pop up that says "share with friends" after they submit. I appreciate your help with this.
    Mike Olivas
    Sent from my BlackBerry®
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    Answered by fxr on January 20, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Hello MIke, 

    I did have a look into this, and my earlier assumptions have unfortunately been incorrect. 

    It seems Facebook have recently removed the ability for applications to post directly to a users wall without first being allowed to by the user himself. 

    From: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/dialogs/feed/

    'This field will be ignored on July 12, 2011 The message to prefill the text field that the user will type in. To be compliant with Facebook Platform Policies, your application may only set this field if the user manually generated the content earlier in the workflow. Most applications should not set this.'


    This is exactly what you are describing above. You can still post images this way.


    The only other way to post messages to a users wall, in the manner you describe, is to have the user grant an (i.e your) application access to do post to their wall, only then they can share the text on their facebook wall. 

    Obviously this adds an undesirable extra layer of complication.


    a possible workaround solution is to set up a fan page, '"I'm booking an event with TEAM (my company)" ' and just give your form users the oppourtunity to 'like' it.