Facebook has added two Google Chrome extensions, in addition to some nifty design changes for the social plugin button in the app and on the website as well. The social media giant introduced today ‘Share to Facebook’ and ‘Save to Facebook,’ and both are pretty self-explanatory.
Firstly, the extension called ‘Share to Facebook’ will allow all users who install it to share links on their own Facebook wall, in various groups, or directly on Messenger without having to open the main Facebook website.
All you have to do is click on the small Facebook icon that now appears in the address bar and share the link via the sharing dialogue box that pops up. Furthermore, you can also directly share on Facebook a fragment of text that you’ve selected.
Users also have another option for sharing a specific web page via the extension by clicking right anywhere on the page and choosing the “Share this web page to Facebook” option in the list.
Secondly, we have the ‘Save to Facebook,’ which is simply a Google Chrome browser extension mimicking the same ‘Save on Facebook’ feature that we have seen announced this year at the F8 conference.
‘Save to Facebook’ allows you to save videos, products, articles, and pretty much any content in a private save list. To access the save list, go to the Facebook website; it’s located on the Home page, under the ‘Favorites’ section.
As far as the design tweaks are concerned, Facebook has changed its social plugin buttons (Like, Share, Follow, and Save to Facebook). Not only are the new buttons mobile-friendly but they also look cleaner and less like tricky ads that you might click on by accident.
Furthermore, Facebook has made them backward-compatible, which means that third-party website developers can use the new plugin icons very easily.
More news is on the way, says Facebook. 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.”
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