Facebook Share Button Coming to Mobile Apps

    November 14, 2012
    Josh Wolford
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Today we noticed that Facebook was testing a “share” button on their mobile site, allowing users to share their friends’ posts on-to-go for the first time. Surely one of users’ most-requested features, the share button is now appearing alongside the “like” and “comment” buttons on the bottom of stories in news feeds on m.facebook.com.

Facebook has confirmed to me that this is not just a test, and Facebook is rolling out the share button on the mobile site.

They also confirmed that the share button will be coming to both the iOS and Android apps as well.

Hallelujah. Not being able to share my incredibly witty friends’ incredibly witty statuses on mobile has been a drag, and i’m sure many users agree.

Facebook had previously stated that there were no technical impediments for launching a share button for mobile, they just hadn’t gotten around to it yet. It looks like they finally made it a priority.

More info on the way.

  • http://gplus.to/margieh Margie H.

    The Facebook share button was available for links and videos on touch.facbeook.com and photos, links, and videos on m.facebook.com for many many months. A little over a week or so ago, Facebook added the share Status Updates and the ability to share photos on http://touch.facebook.com. The Share link was there, but was fragmented on the two different web versions of Facebook and most people didn’t know because they only use an app and rarely ever use their browser to access facebook’s mobile web.

  • http://www.ShoutMeLoud.com Harsh Agrawal

    Finally a good move by Facebook.. As till now I only used to like or comment posts seen via Mobile..And resharing them was not possible..but this will increase the post resharing via mobile..

  • Donna

    I just got my first iPad, and was wondering why I could not share on FB…now I know! So glad to hear they are trying to implement it. I would have thought they would have done so automatically…