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How to create Social media buttons for Facebook. Facebook, Inc., is an American technology conglomerate based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with his fellow roommates and students at Harvard College, who were Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes, originally as TheFacebook.com—today’s Facebook, a popular global social networking service. It is one of the world’s most valuable companies. It is considered one of the Big Five companies in U.S. information technology, with Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon.
Facebook offers other products and services beyond its social networking platform, including Facebook Messenger, Facebook Watch, and Facebook Portal. It also has acquired Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, Giphy and Mapillary, and has a 9.9% stake in Jio Platforms
The most common types of social media buttons offer share, like, and follow functions. Each serves a different purpose, and the ways they work vary somewhat among networks. But each type generally does what its name implies:
Share buttons allow users to share your content with friends and followers
Like buttons allow them to give your content a virtual thumbs-up
Follow buttons will subscribe them to your updates on the specified social network
Facebook offers several social media buttons: share, follow, like, save, and send.
Facebook share button
How it works
Adding a Facebook share button to your website, not surprisingly, allows visitors to share your content with their friends and followers on Facebook. They can choose to share your content on their timeline, to a group, or even in a private message using Facebook Messenger. Users can also add their own personalized message to the shared content before posting.
When you include a Facebook share button on your site, you can choose whether to show the number of times the page has already been shared (as we did in the button above). If your page gets a lot of social shares, this number can provide great social proof of the value of your content.
Facebook follow button
How it works
The follow button allows users to subscribe to public updates from the relevant Facebook Page.
You can choose to show the number of people who already follow your page by selecting the “box count” or “button count” options. For personalized social proof, you can choose to show visitors which of their existing Facebook friends already follow your page, and even show those followers’ faces, by selecting the “standard” option and clicking the Show Faces box.
Facebook Like button
How it works
Clicking the Like button on your website has the same effect as clicking Like on one of your Facebook posts. The liked content shows in the user’s Facebook timeline, and may appear in their friends’ newsfeeds.
As with the other Facebook buttons, you can choose to show the number of times the page has already been liked. You can also provide the customized button showing which of the viewer’s Facebook friends have already liked the page.
One extra interesting option is that you can choose for the button to say “Recommend” instead of “Like.”
Save to Facebook button
How it works
The Save to Facebook button works just like the Save option on Facebook posts. It saves the link to a user’s private list so that they can go back to it later—essentially bookmarking it within Facebook and making it easy to share later.
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