Share Post on Social Media with Zapier

Hello everyone, does anybody please know how to create an option (button) to share something (post/photo…) on social media, such as Instagram or Facebook? I tried to do it via Zapier but it seems like you do not get the option to do it, as it rather does so without asking you for the permission. Thanks.

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Does the Share Action work?

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I think I manage to resolve it. Thank you for your response :slightly_smiling_face:

Hi @Tommen, if you have time and it doesn’t compromise your data, it would be great if you could post your procedure to share properties (data) from an Adalo Collection. Were you able to use Zapier to share via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook? Email? SMS?

I think the workaround involves creating a new property in our collection which serves as a catch-all for all other properties we’d like to share. A Create Form or Update Form will lump all the properties together into the catch all property. A Zap will look for the New Record in Adalo (ie New Catch-all Property) and then perform the Share task using the New Record. Is this correct? There should be Zaps for Compose/Send Tweet, Compose/Send FB or Instagram Post, etc.

@pfordmedia if you’d like to chime in…

I’ve setup something similar in Airtable. Using one field that concatenates (using ‘&’) all the other ones into one user-friendly string that is shared with the share action.

Yeah I would just use a URL scheme for this honestly. Because I hate paying for Zaps and I’m lazy. :crazy_face:

how can i use url to share it to media?

For Facebook: https://www.tutorialspoint.com/what-are-all-the-custom-url-schemes-supported-by-the-facebook-iphone-app

For Twitter (old, but still works?): https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/twitter-development-talk/krlYt68AKZM

For Instagram (I haven’t tested this one): https://developers.facebook.com/docs/instagram/sharing-to-feed/
(update: Instagram URL Scheme does work)

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thank you so much… I’ve been thinking these past few days

is it possible for the android users?

Yes URL schemes are universal with the exception of ones for device specific apps like iOS Maps v. Google Maps, etc.

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