Facebook introduced today several improved ways for developers of applications and more traditional websites to enable their users to share and save to the social networking platform.
In a blog post Facebook announced that it has released Save to Facebook and Share to Facebook buttons for Google Chrome. This is a redesign of it’s social plugin buttons that previously existed. The social networking company will now offer publishers the ability to add like, comment, and share buttons to the bottom of Instant Articles “in coming weeks.”
Developers can pick up the new Chrome buttons via the Chrome Web Store.
Software engineer Yue Cai wrote in the blog post:
We want to help people connect with each other through sharing the things that matter to them. Share to Facebook will give people more options to share any link on the web with their friends to Facebook, groups and Messenger.
Today, more than 300 million people use the save on Facebook feature every month. We launched the save button at F8 this year to give people the ability to also save things they discover around the rest of the web and receive notification reminders to visit their save list. People can access the things they save any time, on any device in a private, dedicated bookmark on Facebook. The Save to Facebook Chrome extension offers another easy way for people to save articles, videos, products and other interesting items while browsing the web.
What do you think of the improved sharing and saving tools introduced by Facebook Tuesday?