Substack terms

Social Media Links

Links to social media profiles.

What are social media links in Substack?

Social media links in Substack refer to the integration of various social media platforms within the Substack platform. These links are typically found in the profile or bio section of a Substack page, and they allow readers to easily access the writer's social media profiles. This feature is designed to help writers expand their online presence and reach a wider audience by connecting their Substack newsletters to their social media accounts.

The social media links can include platforms like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and more. By clicking on these links, readers can directly visit the writer's social media pages, follow them, interact with their posts, and even share their Substack content on their own social media profiles. This not only increases the visibility of the writer's work but also fosters a sense of community and engagement among readers.

How to add social media links in Substack?

To add social media links in Substack, you first need to log into your Substack account. Once you're logged in, navigate to your 'Settings' page. This is typically found in the dropdown menu under your profile picture at the top right corner of the page. In the 'Settings' page, scroll down to the 'Your social links' section.

In the 'Your social links' section, you will see fields where you can add the URLs for your various social media profiles. These typically include fields for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Simply paste the URL of your social media profile into the corresponding field. Once you've added all your social media links, click the 'Save' button at the bottom of the page to save your changes. These links will now appear on your Substack page, allowing your readers to easily find and follow you on social media.

Why are my social media links not showing up in Substack?

There could be a couple of reasons why your social media links are not showing up in Substack. The first and most common reason is that you may not have properly added them to your Substack settings. To do this, you need to go to your Substack dashboard, click on 'Settings', and then 'General'. Here, you can add your social media links in the appropriate fields. Make sure to save your changes before exiting.

Another reason could be due to a technical glitch or issue with Substack itself. If you have correctly added your social media links and they are still not showing up, it might be worth reaching out to Substack's support team for assistance. They can help troubleshoot the issue and provide guidance on how to resolve it. It's also possible that there might be a delay in the changes reflecting on your page, so waiting for a few hours before checking again could also help.

Can I customize the social media links in my Substack newsletter?

Yes, you can customize the social media links in your Substack newsletter. Substack provides a feature that allows you to add your social media links to your newsletter. This feature is found in the settings section of your Substack dashboard. You can add links to various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

To do this, you simply need to copy and paste the URL of your social media profile into the appropriate field. Once you've added all the links you want, remember to save your changes. These links will then appear in your newsletter, allowing your readers to easily access and follow your social media profiles.

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