Smart Invites Channels

Supported Invite Channels

Our Smart Invite system supports the following invites channels natively, and those not supported natively are available via native sharing. The native sharing system is the default sharing system provided by Android and iOS operating system.

Our Smart Invite technology also detects apps installed on users’ device and only shows those installed apps as a choice for sharing/inviting. This leads to better user experience as your users will not share/invite using an app that is not installed on their device.

Provider Android iOS Unity/Android Unity/iOS
Email + + + +
Facebook via invite plugin via invite plugin via invite plugin via invite plugin
Hangouts + - + -
Instagram Direct + - + -
Kakao via invite plugin via invite plugin need assistance** need assistance**
Kik + + + +
Line + + + +
Messenger + via invite plugin + via invite plugin helper
Native share + + + +
Snapchat + - + -
SMS + + + +
Twitter + via invite plugin* + need assistance**
Telegram + + + +
Viber + + + +
VK via invite plugin via invite plugin need assistance** need assistance**
WhatsApp + + + +
* From iOS 11 sharing on Twitter is available only with invite plugin
** Contact GetSocial if you need this channels

Native Share

GetSocial SDK supports sending Smart Invites via native system share dialog. In GetSocial UI and a Dashboard, the native share option is called β€œMore”.

We recommend enabling Native share only if invite channel you are interested in is not available via direct integration with GetSocial, e.g. Slack.

Native Share on iOS and Android

Supported Content Customizations

Not all Invite Channels were created equal, for instance, Twitter allows message text and image customization but not subject, whereas Email supports subject as well. The table below shows what content customizations are supported by different Invite Channels.

Provider Custom subject Custom text Custom image Custom animation* Landing Page image preview
Email + + + + -
Facebook - - - - +
Hangouts - + (Android only) - - -
Instagram Direct - + (Android only) - - -
Kakao - + + - -
Kik - + - - -
Line - + - - +
Messenger - - - - +
Snapchat - + - - + (Android only)
SMS - + + + (iOS only) -
Twitter - + + + (iOS only) -
Telegram - + - - +
Viber - + - - +
VK - + + - -
WhatsApp - + + (Android only) + (Android only) + (iOS only)
* GetSocial supports GIFs and MP4 videos for custom animations.

Content customization support in Native share

Depending on the app chosen by the user in the native share system it may support all or some of the above.

Note About Smart Invite Analytics

In GetSocial Analytics we report the amount of Smart Invites that were sent, canceled and failed. Unfortunately, not all invite channels provide status information. For channels that do not provide this information, we report that invites were sent.

The table below shows which channels and platforms provide status information:

Provider Android iOS Unity/Android Unity/iOS
Email - + - +
Facebook + + + +
Hangouts - - - -
Instagram Direct - - - -
Kakao - - - -
Kik - - - -
Line - - - -
Messenger - + - -
Native share - - - -
Snapchat - - - -
SMS - + - +
Twitter - + - +
Telegram - - - -
Viber - - - -
VK + + - -
WhatsApp - - - -

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