Facebook Groups Gets Update; "Like Button 2.0" and More

Facebook is rolling out upgrades to its "Groups" feature, including a new item akin to the popular "Like" button.

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Tue, April 26, 2011
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2. "Like" Button 2.0

Facebook rolled out the popular "Like" button a year ago, and now the company is announcing a new button that will be used by 50 external websites, called the "Send" button.

The Send button is a social plugin that websites can use to let you share a link quickly—much like the Like button does—but only with the members of the Groups you belong to. For example, if you're planning a trip and find a deal on a site such as Orbitz, you can share that link in a message to the members of that group.


The Send button is now available on websites including HuffingtonPost.com, WSJ.com and 1-800-Flowers.com (just in time for Mother's Day). You can add the Send button to your website by copying the code found on Facebook's Developers Blog.

Kristin Burnham covers consumer technology, social networking and Web 2.0 for CIO.com. Follow Kristin on Twitter @kmburnham. Follow everything from CIO.com on Twitter @CIOonline and on Facebook. Email Kristin at kburnham@cio.com

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