Skip to main content

Facebook Launches Subscribe Button for Websites

 


Facebook announced the “subscribe” button along with other features, like improved friend listsa dedicated messenger app, and improved notifications earlier in September. The subscription feature works very similar to Twitter’s “Follow” feature. With this, users on Facebook can “subscribe” to anyone’s Facebook posts and read them, if that particular user has enable subscriptions. Facebook stated that the “Subscribe” option is intended to connect you with “interesting people you’re not friends with – like journalists, artists and political figures,”

In a similar fashion, Facebook announced the “Subscribe” button can now be integrated on websites and blogs. According to a post on the Facebook developer blog, the new subscribe button for websites’ functions exactly as the one present on Facebook.

Any user subscribing a website or a blog will see public posts appear in their News Feed. In addition to that, the new Subscribe action is also shared with friends of the subscriber, so anyone who sees that update will also be able to subscribe to someone’s public posts via their News Feed.

The Subscribe button is already live with several media partners, including The Daily Beast / Newsweek, Forbes.com, The Huffington Post, Ministry of Sound, msnbc.com, TIME.com, TODAY.com, and WashingtonPost.com.

Facebook Subscribe Button for Websites

For blog owners, the new feature will definitely bring in huge amount of traffic depending on the number of subscribers. The more the subscribers, the more traffic your blog will receive. It is that simple.

How to Add Subscribe Button on your Blog/Website

Just like the “like” and “share” button, users can easily add the “subscribe” button on their blog.

Use the following code for HTML5-compliant markup -

<div data-href="https://www.facebook.com/techiebuzz" data-width="450"></div>

The XFBML version uses the JavaScript SDK. To add the Subscribe Button copy the following codes and paste it in your website/blog’s theme:

<fb:subscribe href="https://www.facebook.com/techiebuzz" width="450"></fb:subscribe>

Make sure you replace the URL with your blog’s URL. To know more about how to add the Subscribe button on your blog, visit the official guide provided by Facebook.

Facebook has also started to roll out the Timeline feature for users in New Zealand. However, the worldwide release of the feature would take some time as the company is currently battling with the Chicago Company Timelines (timelines.com), since it has sued the social networking giant for using the word “timeline” for its new profile.


Share: Comment on This Post | Tweet This | Share on Facebook | Save to Delicious | Stumble This | Digg This | Reddit This

TAGS: Facebook

Facebook Launches Subscribe Button for Websites originally appeared on Techie Buzz written by Joel Fernandes on Friday 9th December 2011 08:30:34 AM under Social Media. Please read the Terms of Use for fair usage guidance.



Facebook Launches Subscribe Button for Websites
Joel Fernandes
Fri, 09 Dec 2011 13:30:34 GMT

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Apple will disconnect ‘obsolete’ first-gen Apple TV from iTunes in May

Apple has announced today it will drop iTunes support for some older devices from May 25. This includes the first generation Apple TV, and also any PC running Windows XP or Vista. The company is introducing new security changes which will prevent those devices from using the latest version of iTunes.
Apple says that the original Apple TV is an "obsolete Apple product" and will not be updated to support security changes. Only those with the second generation of Apple TV or later will be able to access the iTunes store.
Windows XP or Vista users won't be able to use the latest version of iTunes, but older Windows computers can still use previous versions without support from Apple. Those who do so, however, won't be able to make new purchases or re-download previous purchases on that computer. If you're on on XP or Vista, you'll need to upgrade to Windows 7 or later to continue using iTunes normally.
The writing was already on the wall for these devices: Wi…

Windows 10: Microsoft retires HomeGroup

Microsoft plans to remove the HomeGroup functionality from its Windows 10 operating system. The company made the first step towards that goal in the most recent Insider Preview version of Windows 10 as it disabled it in that build.
In "a note about HomeGroup" in the release announcement of the Windows 10 Insider Build, Microsoft confirms that HomeGroup will be retired.
The company introduced HomeGroup in Windows 7 as a new option for home users to access printers, files, and media in home networks. The core idea was to assign all devices to a single HomeGroup to share access to files and printers between all devices.
It is unclear how popular the feature was and is. It is clear however that it was never the only option that Windows users had in this regard, and it was not the best either for certain use cases. You could not add Mac OS X or Linux devices to a HomeGroup for instance.
The end of HomeGroup
Easily connecting to and sharing the important pieces of your digi…

BBM Desktop is now a thing for Android BBM beta users!

With BlackBerry Blend having met an arguably early demise, folks looking to use BBM on their desktop have been out of luck. That might soon change, though, as the latest BBM beta release for Android has a BBM Desktop mode.

With BlackBerry Blend having met an arguably early demise, folks looking to use BBM on their desktop have been out of luck with no desktop application available. That will soon be changing, though, as the latest BBM beta release for Android has introduced a new way to bring BBM to your desktop.
Read More »

https://crackberry.com/bbm-desktop-now-thing-bbm-beta-users