Sharing updates, information, and experience helps people to connect in the workplace. It’s good to be appreciative when writing back after someone shares valuable information.
So, maybe you’re trying to write “thank you for sharing.” It’s a decent choice, but is it the best formal option?
This article will explain how to say “thank you for sharing” in an email.
Is It Professional to Say “Thank You for Sharing”?
It is professional to say “thank you for sharing” in an email. It’s very versatile and allows you to show appreciation to someone for sharing new information with you.
You can use it when someone shares information in an email.
Alternatively, you can use it when someone shares useful information on social media (in this case, LinkedIn).
Here’s a useful example to show you how to use it:
Thank you for sharing this information with me. I’m so happy to hear from you.
- It’s effective to use regardless of the information shared.
- It is polite and professional.
- It’s not very specific.
- There are more interesting ways to thank someone besides “thank you.”
While “thank you for sharing” is already suitable in formal emails, great alternatives are still available.
Keep reading to learn how to thank someone for sharing. You can also review the examples under each heading.
What to Say Instead of “Thank You for Sharing”
- Thanks for telling me
- Thank you for passing this on
- I’m happy you shared
- I appreciate you sharing this with me
- Thank you so much for the information
- Thank you for informing me
- Thanks so much for including me
- Thanks for taking the time to share
- I’m glad you could share
- I’m glad you told me
1. Thanks for Telling Me
Let’s assume someone has shared some important information with you. You will need to know the most effective way to reply to them to thank them.
Well, you don’t need to look much further than “thanks for telling me.” It already works well in formal emails, making it a top contender as a synonym.
You can use it when replying to a colleague. It shows you appreciate them coming to you to provide some information that you otherwise might not have known about.
You can also review this email sample:
Thanks for telling me your thoughts on this. I’m glad that I could count on you to help me understand it.
2. Thank You for Passing This On
Another way to say “thank you for sharing” is “thank you for passing this on.” You can use “passing this on” to show that someone received information from another source and delivered it to you.
For instance, it might work when emailing clients. If a client learns about something new from an outside source, they may want to pass it on to your company.
This is a great way to communicate openly with your clients and share information when it’s relevant.
Here’s a great email example to help you with it:
Dear Mr. Cole,
Thank you for passing this on. I will share the information with others in my team to see what they think.
All the best,
3. I’m Happy You Shared
Feel free to share a bit of positive emotion as well. You can always use something like “I’m happy you shared” in business emails.
However, you’ll need to be a bit more selective when using this one.
For instance, you can’t use it in the most professional of settings. Using this when talking to your boss might not be as appropriate.
Instead, use it when replying to coworkers. It shows you value their knowledge and respect the information they share with you.
Perhaps this example will also help:
I’m happy you shared your knowledge on this. You have more experience than I do with this, and I’m glad I could turn to you.
4. I Appreciate You Sharing This With Me
When someone shares content via email, you should always try to share appreciation with them. Something like “I appreciate you sharing this with me” keeps things formal yet grateful.
We recommend using this after a client sends important information. It’s great because it shows that you respect the importance of the information and the formality of the situation.
Generally, this phrase is best kept to more professional situations. You won’t often use it when emailing coworkers or people you have a more friendly connection with.
Check out the following email sample as well:
Dear Ms. Bradford,
I appreciate you sharing this with me. I will send the documents to the appropriate departments to see what they make of them.
5. Thank You So Much for the Information
There’s nothing wrong with coming across as friendly in an email. It’s one of the best ways to keep things light and engaging for recipients.
Therefore, try a friendly alternative like “thank you so much for the information.”
It works best when emailing clients. If you’d like your clients to keep coming back to your company, you should keep things as friendly as possible.
You can also review this sample email:
Dear Mr. Jenkins,
Thank you so much for the information. We’re glad you could share this with us, and we look forward to hearing more.
All the best,
6. Thank You for Informing Me
It might be worth using “thank you for informing me” over “thank you for sharing” to keep things more professional. It’s great to include “informing” when sensitive information is shared.
For instance, let’s imagine a coworker shares a project update. They might do it via email or on LinkedIn.
Whatever the case, this is great to use if you are interested in the information they shared. It’s especially effective if the information is useful. Maybe you can use it in your own work moving forward.
Here’s a great example to show you how to use it:
Thank you for informing me of this update. I will let everyone know what your plans are moving forward.
7. Thanks So Much for Including Me
Has someone included you in a message or group on LinkedIn to share information with you? Well, you should share your appreciation to let them know you appreciate them reaching out.
After all, it’s always nice to get included in an inner circle (of sorts).
Try “thanks so much for including me” to show gratitude. It’s a great informal option to show that you’re happy to hear from someone.
It’s best to use it when messaging coworkers who have shared important information with you. If it’s helped you professionally, you can use this to thank them.
You can also review this email example:
Thanks so much for including me and talking about your ideas. You have certainly helped me to see this differently.
All the best,
8. Thanks for Taking the Time to Share
Another great alternative to “thank you for sharing” is “thanks for taking the time to share.” It’s highly effective in conversational settings, allowing you to be more friendly to the recipient.
You can use it when emailing a coworker. It shows that you appreciate the news they’ve shared.
Usually, this implies that the news is overwhelmingly positive or helpful. You can try it whether they’ve shared the information online or via email (depending on which forum is more appropriate).
If you’re still unsure, check out this example:
Thanks for taking the time to share this good news. I’m glad that things are starting to go right for you.
9. I’m Glad You Could Share
Have you heard the adage “sharing is caring”? Well, it applies here.
“I’m glad you could share” is a friendly and polite synonym for “thank you for sharing.” It shows genuine appreciation after someone has shared something with you.
We recommend using it when messaging employees. It’s quite a popular choice if you’re looking for more informal language that shows you want to help.
We also recommend reviewing the following sample email:
I’m glad you could share your side of the events. Now, we’re happy to continue working with you.
10. I’m Glad You Told Me
You can use “I’m glad you told me” instead of “thank you for sharing” to mix things up. It’s slightly more informal, showing that you appreciate someone sharing information with you.
Generally, this works best when messaging friends via LinkedIn. It’s a great way to message them to let them know that you’re happy they shared information with you.
We highly recommend using it the next time you discuss something with other LinkedIn users. It comes with a more personal and friendly tone, which goes a long way when building relationships at work.
Check out this example if you’re still unsure:
I’m glad you told me about this. It’s nice to hear from you and see that you’re improving your performance!
All the best,