New Great Feature: Subscribe Via Facebook Account

There are many ways to boost list growth. One of the most secure and reliable is a well-designed web form — better yet: a web form that’s filled in automatically, so your subscriber-to-be can just click the “Sign In” button. And now we’ve created such a web form inside GetResponse: the Subscribe Via Facebook Web Form.

 

Auto-filled forms

This function only works with visitors who are logged in to their Facebook accounts.

What they’ll see when they visit your site is your web form — in the Facebook standard format — auto-filled with information from their Facebook profile: their name and email address.

 

 

All they need to do is click one button – no typing required.

 

Quick activation

To enable this function, go to your web form editor settings and enable the Subscription via Facebook option.

 

 

Now all the Facebook users who visit your site will see the form with their data completed and ready to submit.

Here are a few things you need to remember:

  • Your chosen web form template will be displayed in the Facebook standard format.
  • Forms less then 300px wide will be automatically resized.
  • All custom fields you include in the signup form will be displayed as required fields.
  • The HTML code of the web form will not be available.

For visitors who are not logged in to Facebook, the form will display the way you designed it in the web form editor.

 

Simply irresistible

Subscribe Via Facebook is the perfect way to motivate those of your visitors who can’t be bothered to type in their details manually. For them from now on it is:  no need to type, just click. Use it with a small incentive, and you’re bound to mobilize them all!

 

P.S.

Since many of you have been waiting for this impatiently, we’ve made some changes and the Subscribe via Facebook form is now available in more languages which means that it will be displayed in the language of your campaign.

  • John Downley

    Very cool. I’d recommend you update the screenshot above to change the subscriber name from GetResponse.com to an example name of a subscriber (e.g. John Smith). I was a bit puzzled about “GetResponse.com” in that form. Other than that — very cool. I’m very impressed with all that you guys are doing at GR, and love the social media integration. Any plans to upgrade your email analytics to include social stats (i.e. number of shares, likes, retweets etc.)?

  • HannaAndrzejewska

    Hi John,

    Thanks for your tips, in fact: the Subscribe via Facebook web form does not auto-fill for Facebook Fan Pages.
    As for social media analytics: let me just tell you that we’re working on a new advanced functionality, and you won’t be disappointed. However, we cannot define the launch date at the moment as we’re working on a number of new additions and it’s really hard to decide which of them should take priority.

  • http://twitter.com/garrie Garrie Wilson

    This is a great feature but you need to create a way the user can use the normal form. For example, a link to display a form they could fill-out. You could also hide the Facebook form and take the data and then pre-populate the normal form so it can be edited. (I know facebook doesn’t allow this directly but it’s possible.)

  • http://twitter.com/garrie Garrie Wilson

    Great feature but you need a way to show the normal form incase they want to use a different email. Maybe add a link below it to hide and show the normal form.

  • Karolina_Stefanowicz

    Hi Garrie, you can clear the email address and use any other one, so the subscriber can choose whether they want to sign up with Facebook or not. Of course, the same will happen if they sign out of Facebook – they’ll see the “normal” form.

  • http://www.wordpressexitpopup.com/ Paul Facey

    Thank goodness!

    I was really hoping and longing for this feature to be rolled out so we have it at our disposal and seeing the competition using it to their benefit really made me jealous – not any more :o)

    I have a few more suggestions that I’ve submitted and I’m keeping my fingers crossed they will be made available soon too.

    Thanks.
    Paul

  • Timothy Donaghue

    Yeah, it’s OK… to be honest it kind of stinks because none of the content I had made with a headline, bullet points, etc that goes above the form shows up. It’s literally just a plain-looking Facebook sign-up form. This will probably hurt your sign up rate, more than help it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.platt.tips Bill Platt

    Great addition.

  • http://ahowcanigettaller.com/ click here

    my form is 220px its not auto resizing… what can i do?

  • http://www.facebook.com/subrata.ghoshal Subrata Ghoshal

    Since this is first time I am doing in it let me try for it and see the result

  • http://bluelambda.com.sg/ Francis Teo

    Does this work on https pages? Your competitor’s one doesn’t. And I’m sick of them for so many reasons, so if this supports https I’m probably switching to GetResponse. Please let me know? Thanks.

  • http://www.successinpersonaldevelopment.com/ Sandra BravodeHassan

    Hi there, I just turn mine ON on my settings, but I don’t see it working on my facebook, could you please help? thank you

  • wolf

    I am hoping that with my new lap-top I can maintain constant contact with you.I am swamped with my music and need better options for creating a web page and email contacts apart from my personal mail

  • http://www.facebook.com/bouarfa.mahi Bouarfa Mahi

    hello

    are there any facebook form other than in english language?

    best,

    mai

  • Guy

    I saw that the script box size is 300x290px, so I placed it in a div of those dimensions to center it on the page.

    Is there any possibility of the form size increasing in the future? If so, do you have any tips on how to make a div box automatically match the size of a script inside it?

    Thanks

  • Karolina_Stefanowicz

    Hi, at the moment Facebook only allows English but we’re working around this to allow the language of your campaign to display on the form – and it’s going to be available soon.

  • Karolina_Stefanowicz

    It actually does :) We’ll be happy to take care of your email marketing!

  • HannaAndrzejewska

    Hi Timothy,

    unfortunately we have no influence over the layout of the form – it’s set by Facebook. However, if you include bullet points in your form they will be changed into a pull down menu, rather then disappear completely. At the moment the header and footer of the web form are not supported by our integration. Hope this helps :)

  • HannaAndrzejewska

    Hi Guy,

    at the moment the integration with Facebook does not support other dimensions. With the option Subscribe via Facebook ON your web form will always automatically resize to fit 300px and you’ll need to adjust your div box manually.

  • Isa

    I am really excited things are going in this direction (esp because my audience are all millennials), however, with it taking away what the form is, I don’t think my readers are going to just want to submit their information when they don’t understand where it is going. My web forms stand alone on the side-bars of my website to lead people to get a free chapter of my book, and now they can’t see that they can get a free chapter, only that they could “register” via Facebook without knowing what they are doing. So I had to sadly take it down :(

    However, I’m really pleased GR is going in this direction and am very hopeful that what I’m looking for will evolve. I’d really like the web form to look as they usually do with a button that just says “subscribe with Facebook” or “register with Facebook” as I do often when I register/subscribe to other sites. So easy! Hope that can happen soon.

    Thanks so much for always innovating!

  • HannaAndrzejewska

    Hi Isa, thanks for your comment – your “review” of the form is a very important voice. At the moment the “Subscribe via Facebook” option does not support the header and footer. So if you want any additional information to be visible you have to disable this option and let it display as standard GetResponse form.
    However, the Facebook layout allows adding custom fields that are then displayed as required fields. So if you don’t want to give up the Facebook form entirely you can add some information in the form of YES/NO question. It’s not the perfect solution, but might work for you :)

  • http://www.prisqua.com Prisqua

    I agree with that. Though it is great to have them being able to chose Facebook to register, I still have to install a second web form for the poeple that do not want to use Facebook as there are a lot of FB haters out there.

  • Karolina_Stefanowicz

    Hi Prisqua, those who don’t want to register with Facebook can simply clear the automatically input data in the form (which will appear there only if they are logged in – if they’re not, they won’t even see the Facebook sign up option) and sign up with any other email address they want to use – so as you see you can use one form for all of those users, as it’s quite versatile. :)

  • HannaAndrzejewska

    Hi Joey
    this information is only processed by the “friends counter” next to the “Register” button. It’s not passed from your GetResponse account. Anyway the data that is accessed is only the publicly visible information from your Facebook profile so you can retrieve it from there.

  • http://www.actorsandcrew.com/ Broadsword

    Any plans to make a dark-themed version of this widget available?

  • Karolina Kurcwald

    Hi, the design relies entirely on what Facebook provides us with, so if they come up with a dark-themed version, we’ll certainly offer it to our Customers, too.

  • Jimmy Lucas Zheng

    I realised that when I turn on the Subscription via Facebook function. It will only work on IE and Firebox, but not on Chrome. When I am using a Windows system, Chrome will default back to the normal opt-in. But when I am using a Mac system, Chrome will display nothing at all. IE and Firefox works fine although they takes about 3 seconds to display the form. But Chrome is just giving problem, why so?

  • Karolina Kurcwald

    Hi Jimmy, It does work in Chrome – at least from what we can see testing it now – so please contact our Customer Support with details (is it just one form or all of them?) and we’ll look into it to find the cause. Thanks! http://support.getresponse.com/

  • Matthew

    Just beginning with get response… was an aweber customer for about 2 years… Can’t believe I was going to buy a plugin to do this… The original reason I switched is because of the surveys feature in here (which might I add is an awesome service to include… thank you do much for that).

    I can;t wait to see what comes next with getresponse… you guys rock at bringing out cutting edge features! Keep up the great work.

    Matthew

  • Karolina Kurcwald

    Hi Matthew, thanks! We’re actually working on more great features so stay tuned! Glad to have you on board, too. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/diana.orocha Diana A Orocha

    This is totally awesome,getresponse.you are simply the best.

  • Karolina Kurcwald

    Thank you Diana!

  • Karolina Kurcwald

    Hi Kylie, unfortunately this is not visible at the moment in your subscription statistics but we’ll give it a closer look.

  • Karolina Kurcwald

    Hi John,

    Could you drop our Customer Support Team an email with details – your username, the name of the campaign and the name of the form so we could take a look why this is happening? Thanks! http://app.getresponse.com/support.html

  • Joshua Fink

    How do I set up the webform to be posted directly to my public webpage instead of my personal facebook?

  • Karolina Kurcwald

    Hi Joshua, to do that, create the web form in GetResponse and paste the code to your website – here’s a short tutorial video, hope this helps!: http://support.getresponse.com/tutorials/1-2-3-custom-web-forms

  • Anthony London

    Hi, my name is Anthony and I am fairly new. I just want to get down to the bases,
    I real love this program but I can say I’m having a little trouble.

  • sudha sheth

    very useful way to increase the respone

  • sudha sheth

    aving a prefilled web form is avery good idea to have more response from members

  • safeer

    thanks

  • KatarzynaPietka

    Hello Kelly, perhaps some problems occured on the Facebook end – please try again. If the situation happens again, let us know via support.getresponse.com . Thank you!

  • chidimma maynard

    I am aor mebout to try this out now seems to be working for many hope it works f

  • marilyn

    It was cool to test iy

  • http://www.terrifict.com Mr. Terrific

    i love this feature, but it could use some improvement. I wish the Facebook form was incorporated in to the form we create, since we work so hard to design it in a way that entices people to signup.

    We did create a workaround though. We created two forms and display both on our main signup page. The Facebook form is watered down so that it looks appropriate if the use is not logged into FB.

    you can see it here http://www.terrifict.com/page/email_signup

  • Paula Poblete

    what happens if the person does not have facebook?

  • Brandon Hall

    Great feature!

  • KatarzynaPietka

    Thank you for your comment, Brandon!

  • http://www.switch-to-e-cig.com/ Switchtoecig

    I have two forms – one with fb enabled and one not. Although the former is bland, it attracts practically as many subscribers as the latter. Now, I’m not particularly active on fb. And my form with disabled fb subscription is in much more attractive place, above the fold. My fb. form is at the bottom of the page. So, conclusion is – put it there, even if it doesn’t go well with your overall design. Huge number of people on fb and their general reluctance to “leave” their fb environment made my mind to include more fb features.