Facebook announced Wednesday that the redesigned like and share buttons it introduced last month are now available to all pages, and that page administrators can now adjust the width of embedded posts to anywhere from 330 pixels to 750 pixels.
Facebook’s redesigned like and share buttons helped contribute to a 47.44 percent rise in referrals driven by the social network to publishers in November, and Facebook saw its share of referrals skyrocket by 169.88 percent between November 2012 and October 2013, according to an analysis of more than 200,000 publishers reaching more than 250 million unique monthly visitors, by Shareaholic.
Upworthy wants to share content with the world — and use Facebook to do so. The company is in the developer’s showcase for utilizing social plugins and successfully using its Facebook page to engage its audience. Facebook reported that as Upworthy.com grew to 10.4 million unique users in one year, its Facebook page grew to 1.3 million likes over the same period. Upworthy credits Facebook for a large portion of its traffic.
Facebook released an update to its Facebook for Android application Friday, with two features not yet seen on the native iOS app. On Android, Facebook is now allowing users to share links outside of their own timelines — a feature unique to Android devices. Facebook also added voice messaging, which previously was only on Messenger. Photos should load faster, as well.
Users asked for it, and Facebook has responded. The social network announced Thursday that the native applications for iOS and Android devices now include a share button. Both apps also got an upgrade Thursday, with emoticons coming to Apple and better photo tagging coming to Android.
Facebook users have been asking for a share button on its mobile applications. The social network responded, as reported by sister site Inside Facebook, by rolling out a way users can share content on their phones. This only appears on the mobile site right now, not the apps, but a Facebook spokesperson told AllFacebook that the share function will be added to its iOS and Android apps soon.
Facebook’s like button is about to undergo some drastic changes, but will they help or hurt the most widely used Facebook plug-in by the top 1,000 websites?