Why does Shift ask to send emails on my behalf?

Good question!

To start sharing your referral link, head to Settings and click on the Referral Bonus tab. There you will see a few different sharing options including Facebook, Twitter, and Email. Click on "Invite Email Contacts." Here you will find your custom email, which can be sent without even opening a Compose window.

Shift asks for permission to send emails on your behalf upon set up as part of the standard Google authentication process for this feature. Shift will never send an email without your permission. This request is added for customers who use the in-app email referral program only.

This is a new feature that makes it easy to send emails to your contact list to invite them to use Shift. These are pre-drafted and set up to include your unique sharing link, so all you have to do is customize as you like, and hit send. Every time someone creates a Shift account with your link, you get credit. These emails will never be sent without you hitting send.

Find the "Invite Email Contacts" Button in Settings under the Referral Bonus tab.

After choosing to invite your email contacts, you will see the page shown below. Choose the email you wish to share or customize it (but make sure you keep your referral code the same). Select who you want to send your referral link with and click "Send Now" at the bottom to start sharing. Good work, Shift Boss!

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  • 17-Apr-2018