Facebook Introduces Send Button For Private Sharing
By on April 25th, 2011

The Like button is one of the most successful button created for social sharing and has been implemented on several thousands website. Each day millions people interact with the Like button to share content on their Facebook feed.

Facebook Send Button

What if you want to share content privately with only select few people? Well, you could just email it right. However, it looks like Facebook is going to make the email button obsolete by introducing the "Send" button.

According to the Facebook Developers blog, the Send button is allows Facebook users to share content privately with a set of people either through Facebook Messaging or Facebook Groups.

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. For example, if you see a Mother’s Day gift idea on 1-800-Flowers.com, you can now send a message or email to your family members to discuss. Or say you’re training for a marathon and you come across a great article about running shoes on The Huffington Post. Now you can share it with your entire running group in just one click.

The Send button adds to a growing list of Facebook social plugins which are taking the web by storm. Facebook had introduced Facebook Messaging back in November as an alternative to traditional email by providing users with an @facebook.com email address. The service is currently being gradually rolled out and it looks like this would give people a good reason to start using Facebook messaging to share content with others.

Users can start implementing the Send button on their website similarly to the like button.  You can get the code for the Facebook Send button by visiting this page.

By the way, what do you think about this move? Will you share more content privately using the Send button than you did before? Do let me know through your comments.

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