Twitter Launches Tweet Button

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Previously if you wanted to provide your readers the option to tweet your blog posts and share it on Twitter, you’d have to rely on third-party plugins like TweetMeme and Sociable or toolbars like the Wibiya Toolbar. Now, you can have that functionality with the official Twitter Tweet Button which was launched yesterday.

Today we’re launching the Tweet Button to make sharing simple. It lets you share links directly from the page you’re on. When you click on the Tweet Button, a Tweet box will appear — pre-populated with a shortened link that points to the item that you’re sharing.

The button was developed by Twitter in cooperation with the folks at TweetMeme who will be passing on the button to the Twitter dev team and will help them with the technical challenges. From now on, TweetMeme will be pointing to the Twitter Tweet Button.

Here’s Twitter’s video that introduces and explains how the new Tweet Button works:

It’s good to see Twitter finally coming up with their own and official Tweet Button so users won’t have to rely on third-party plugins and software. Even though it’s been launched a few months later than the Facebook Like Button, I’m sure it’s gonna catch up fast and we’ll see more websites and blogs implementing the official Tweet Button.

What do you think of Twitter’s new Tweet Button? Anyone here using it on their website or blog? What do you like or dislike about the official Tweet Button? Please share your thoughts.

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1 Comment

  1. ProMovieBlogger

    August 13, 2010 at 8:09 PM

    I saw this on a few sites. Its about time Twitter came up with their own button.

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