Twitter’s Official Retweet Button is Coming Soon
By on August 11th, 2010

There is a news that Twitter will be launching an official retweet button for websites and blogs at the end of this week. The button will work just the same way as the Tweetmeme buttons work presently, users will be able to retweet any page from your blog and the button will show how many times the page has been tweeted, reports Mashable.

Official Twitter buttons

The button will be available in three different sizes – 100 X20, 55 X20, 55 X63 with five different settings for customization.

The code for embedding the official Twitter button in your blog’s template is simple and available in both JavaScript and iframe formats. Here is how the code looks like:

Javascript:

<script src=”http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” type=”text/javascript”></script>

<a href=”http://twitter.com/share”>Tweet</a>

Iframe:

<iframe allowtransparency=”true” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”

scr=”http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.html?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdev.twitter.com” style =”width:130px;height:50px;”></iframe>

The button can be seen in action below, although it might not work because the retweet feature isn’t live for everyone yet. Only a few sources have this ability activated and you may have to wait till Twitter activates the feature officially.

Tweet

It will be interesting to see the reactions of Tweetmeme and Topsy, the   two companies heavily rely on the “Retweet” buttons for promoting their brand.

We will update this post once we get more news or any other information regarding the official Twitter buttons.

Update: It’s official, Twitter has just announced the Retweet buttons and you can get the code from this page.

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Author: Amit Banerjee Google Profile for Amit Banerjee
Amit has been writing for Techie Buzz since early 2009 and keeps a close eye on web apps, Google and all things Tech. He also writes at his own tech blog, Ampercent. Follow him on Twitter @ amit_banerjee

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