Reviews: Add sharing options to user reviews

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I don't see this mentioned as being planned in Col's official responses here, but I would like to request that "Share this" links be added to the User Reviews section similar to what is done for Trivia, Goofs, and Quotes. 

(To be precise, what I personally am interested in is having permalinks; the Facebook and Twitter links are irrelevant to me.)

I am suggesting this because if I find a user review that is particularly insightful or well-written or amusing, and I want to enable other people to find it and read it, they would have a hard time finding it if it was for a film such as Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi which currently has 4,426 user reviews. (Even looking on the reviewer's page wouldn't be helpful if the reviewer had written a large number of reviews.) So it ought to be possible to link to a particular review.Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Updates to User Reviews.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled review link to Facebook.

There was a time you could pick up the review link and post to your social media site, so a person could click on that link and go directly to one's review, without anything else appearing.  What has happened to this, as it was most useful and tidy?
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Hi Daniel,

Thanks for your feedback.

Please know that at this time, user reviews do not offer the ability to be shared individually. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

I've merged your post into this existing Idea thread regarding this feedback, where it can be reviewed by other IMDb staff and users for consideration for future updates.

As a possible alternative, please note that you can always share a direct link to the reviews you've written; for example: 
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This is essential and crucial functionality for me. All of my permalinks to my reviews from previous years are dead now. So is IMDb for me, unless this functionality is restored. I'm simply unable to post any new reviews to IMDb if I'm unable to share them individually (create a permalink). This is basic functionality. Site upgrades should never result in having basic functionality destroyed. Please help.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Reviews: Improve sharing options.

It would be nice to share a specific review with social media whether written by me or someone else.
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Since this idea of mine has gotten bumped up again, I should note that a few months ago, the links were restored to the user reviews. Below each review, one can find a link labeled "Permalink". You can click on that and you will be provided with a link to that specific review (example: