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How to Add a Tweet Button to Your Survey
We love a good question.

After all, questions are our business. So when Dan Armstrong, GM of beso.com, asked us…

We had to answer.

After a little research and a bit of testing, we found that it’s actually pretty easy to add a “Tweet” button to the end of your survey, thanks to instructions provided by the Twitter team.

Follow these steps:
  1. Enable HTML in your account
  2. Select the descriptive question type
  3. Paste in this iframe code:
    < iframe allowtransparency=”true” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” src=”http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.html?url=/s/tweetme&via=SurveyMonkey&text=Take my cool survey please!&count=horizontal” style=”width:130px; height:50px;”></iframe>
  4. Customize with your own survey URL, twitter handle, and text:

Your respondents will see the Tweet button below (we added some text above to make it really clear).


When they click on it, they’ll be asked to log in to Twitter (if they aren’t already) and the Tweet will be pre-populated with the URL, text and handle you included. They can edit it if they like before they share with their followers.

See it in action:

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Got tips for sharing your survey on Twitter? We’d love to hear them in the comments below.

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29 thoughts on “How to Add a Tweet Button to Your Survey

  1. Isobel says:

    And Facebook share button? How do you add that?

    1. Anne R says:

      Hi Isobel–if you use our Facebook collector option, you can also edit your collector settings to add a Facebook share button at the bottom of your survey. Here’s more info from our Help Center on exactly how to do it: http://help.surveymonkey.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/441

    1. Really appreciate you sharing this article post.

  2. Marielle says:

    I keep getting a “bad request” error when using the iframe code.
    Can you guys help me out?

    1. Anne R says:

      Hi Marielle–we’d love to see if we can help. Would you mind posting the code you’re using (if you’ve edited it) and also the exact error message you’re seeing. We’ll see if we can figure out what might be going on. Thanks!

      1. Marielle says:

        Hi Anne. I copied the mentioned iframe code (with no adjustments made) into a descriptive question. Like this: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B9YChmsTvXXoNjhlNDJjNDEtM2FjMC00NTE5LWI2OTAtNGFkNDliNDZhNjA2&hl=nl. Then I get the error of “Bad Request”.
        Furthermore, if I try to insert the default “tweet button” (code taken from https://dev.twitter.com/docs/tweet-button#Examples), it also doesn’t work.
        Thanks!

  3. Marielle says:

    Hi Anne. I found the solution. When you copy the iframe code above, the quotes (”) are the problem. They are like this: ”, and in HTLM-code, they should be like this: “. Just a small difference. Thanks anyway!

    1. Anne R says:

      Hi Marielle–so glad you found a solution! Thanks for sharing what it is. I’ll see if we can fix our code so when you copy and past it includes the right quote marks. We’d love to see your survey when it’s ready so feel free to share it.

  4. Jenny N. says:

    I tried to add a tweet button to survey monkey. I got the code from twitter resource, but it’s not populating with the pre-tweet:
    Tweet

    1. Anne R says:

      Hi Jenny–sorry to hear you’re having problems with the tweet button. I’ll reach out by email so you can send me your code and we can take a look and see if we can help.
      Thanks!

  5. Irina says:

    I tried enabling HTML but couldn’t find the option. do i need a paid account for this? and if so, which of the three you offer do i need to upgrade to be able to enable html?

    1. Bennett P says:

      Irina – Here’s a link on how to enable html in your survey: http://help.surveymonkey.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/40/kw/enable%20html
      Let is know if that works for you. Happy Holidays!

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  14. I don’t think this works anymore – maybe this workaround will be useful to other users..seems to work – now for a facebook liek adn a linkedin share….

    1. kaytek says:

      Thanks, Matthew! Appreciate it- here’s the fixed code which we’ll update in the post:

  15. kaytek says:

    You’re welcome! We don’t have timeframes for either right now but we’ll definitely keep you posted.

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