Ok, Facebook is phasing out the “Share” button on third party application and is making “Like” function like a “Share”.
Don’t worry if you know what I am saying here, I will show you what I mean in just a minute.
For a while now, Facebook has made available social buttons (“Share” and “Like”) that works with third party applications (much like the retweet button for twitter) facilitating sharing of quality information.
This enables readers to share information they find helpful to their friends – instead of having to email them the link or copy and share the link on the different social media platforms.
It used to be that when we click “Share” this will share the content of the post on your Facebook profile wall. And if you click “Like” there will be a feed on your Facebook profile that says you liked a certain post on some sites external to Facebook.
Now if you click on “Like” it is functioning like a “Share” and the “Share” button will soon fade. Here’s what I mean, if you see this “Like” buttons on websites (they are everywhere), you can click on them to show that this is a post you enjoy reading or that there is value to this content.
This post will now show up on your profile wall – if you are logged onto Facebook when you like this post.
I discovered this accidentally when I saw a new post on my my facebook profile wall. Then I saw the official update from facebook here. I hear different response to this recent change but essentially this is what is happening.
So what do you think? Do you like this change? My guess is that some will; some may not ...
Either way, if you want your friends and contacts to be aware of this change, feel free to click on the “Like” button either above this post or click the “Like” button just below this post. I like to be an informed user, and I am sure there are some out there who would like to keep tabs on changes too.
If you like to be kept informed of regular relevant updates, you are invited to sign up for my free newsletters here or to join me on Facebook – there is just so many changes and updates both from Google and Facebook just this past week that I have not written about them individually here. However, I have links to these updates and changes on the Facebook Page.