How to Enable Social Sharing Options Within the Player

The SproutVideo player is equipped with built-in social sharing tools to allow your viewers to easily share your videos with their fans and followers. Enabling this option will allow your viewers to share your video on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Linkedin, or in an email. Social sharing through the player is disabled by default.

To enable social sharing on a single video:

  1. Select the video from the ‘Videos’ page.
  2. Scroll down and click ‘Additional Video Settings.’
  3. Toggle the switch for ‘Allow social sharing in player’ then click ‘Save Changes.’

Click additional video settings

To enable social sharing through the player as an account-wide setting:

  1. Move your mouse over the ‘Account’ icon and click ‘Account Settings.’
  2. Click ‘Video Settings’ on the lefthand side of the screen.
  3. Toggle the switch for ‘Social sharing in player’ under ‘In-Player Sharing Options,’ and be sure to click ‘Save Video Settings’ when you are done.

enable social sharing through your SproutVideo embed code

Note: If ‘Social sharing in player’ is enabled and an Embedded URL is set, we’ll use the Embedded URL in the post when a viewer shares your video from the social sharing buttons in the player. You can learn more about setting an Embedded URL here.

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