Facebook Released a new send Button to make it easy for people to privately share content with small groups of people through Facebook Messages, posting to a Group, or email. The Send button is a social plugin that websites can use to let people send a link to a friend through Facebook Messages, post it to a Group, or email it to an individual.
The Send button drives traffic by letting users send a link and a short message to the people that would be most interested. They don’t need to leave the web page theyâ€™re on or fill out a long, annoying form. Compared to the alternatives, the Send button has fewer required steps, and it removes the need to look up email addresses by auto-suggesting friends and Groups.
How to Add the Send Button
The Send button can be easily added to existing Like buttons or as a standalone feature. Developers currently using the XFBML Like button can include the send=”true” attribute in their Like button code to generate a combined button, and those using an iFrame version of the Like button will need to upgrade to XFBML to display a Send button. The following code will generate a combined Like and Send button:
<div id="fb-root"></div> <script src="http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"></script> <fb:like href="example.com" show_faces="true" width="450" send="true"> </fb:like>Â
Developers can add a standalone Send button with the following code:
<div id="fb-root"></div> <script src="http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"></script> <fb:send href="example.com"></fb:send>