introduces several new ways for developers to help people improve their sharing
and saving experience. This includes two new Chrome extensions, as well as
updating our full suite of Social Plugin buttons to make it even easier to
share, save and engage with content on Facebook.
its Like button and other social plugin buttons with a cleaner mobile friendly
website. The Like button is one of our most iconic products with over 10
billion views each day across millions of websites
The Facebook Like button gets over 10 billion views each day. Currently, the
Like and Share buttons use the Facebook ‘f’ logo but the company found that
using a thumbs up icon increased engagement so the new button will replace the
‘f’ with the thumbs up icon.
Additionally, new versions of all Facebook’s Social Plugin buttons are now
available with the following improvements:
- Mobile-friendly: The original Like button was designed when mobile was in its
early days. Over 30% of Like button impressions come from mobile devices, and
we are releasing new button sizes so you can choose the best one for your site
on desktop or mobile.
- Cleaner design: We modernized our entire suite of Social Plugin buttons with
updated icons that better reflect the Facebook brand and provides a more
engaging experience for people. The new design system will work across all our
buttons, and includes color consistency, a flat button design, and Like and
Share counts within the button for a cleaner, more refined visual style.
- Backwards compatible: The Like and Share buttons are embedded in millions of
third-party sites, so we made sure that any changes we made worked with every
configuration previously available. In this design process we did exhaustive
testing with different languages and in the context of people’s sites to ensure
backwards compatibility and scalability.
- Instant Articles integration: In the coming weeks, Instant Articles publishers
will be able to add Like, Comment, and Share buttons to the bottom of their
Instant Articles, and interactions with these buttons will be included in
aggregate Like and Share counts. If you have the Comments Plugin installed on
your site, comments on a web article will sync the conversation with its Instant
Article equivalent. If you have Comment Mirroring turned on for the Comments
Plugin, comments from the article’s post in News Feed will be synced with the
web article and the Instant Article, creating a unified thread across all three
Facebook has also announced new Share and Save Chrome Extensions that make it
easy for people to save articles, videos, products, and other interesting items
while browsing the web.
For any site that has already embedded a Like, Share, Send, Follow, Recommend,
or Save button, no additional action is needed, and they will automatically get
the updated design with no change in size. This update will be a gradual
rollout, and people will start to see these changes over the coming weeks.
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