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Share Blog Posts Privately With Facebook ‘Send’

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Facebook Send Button

Today Facebook revealed a new feature that lets you privately share content and blog posts with any of your Facebook contacts.

The “Send” button will appear next to the “Like” button on websites that feature a Facebook integration – the difference being that “Send” is private and you must choose select individuals or Groups from your list. After selecting the names, you can send a link (along with a personalized message) without ever leaving the post/page you’re on. This is a lot fewer steps than looking up email addresses and sending an email suggestion.

Facebook’s example screenshot:

Facebook Send Button

Here’s the steps to install the Facebook Send button (via their blog):
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>

For more details and optional ways to integrate the Send button, click over to their a href=”http://developers.facebook.com/blog/post/494″>blog.

Do you plan to integrate the “Send” button into your site?

Nikki Katz is the Managing Editor for the BlogWorld.com. She has been a freelance writer and blogger for over a decade, writing for About.com, iVillage and b5media. Feel free to follow her Twitter @nikki_blogworld and @katzni.


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