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Easily Share Content on Digg, Facebook, Twitter, More

SUMMARY: The "Google Share Button" extension for Google Chrome lets you easily share content on a variety of services.

Do you frequently share content on a variety of blogs, bookmarking services, and social networks, as well as via web-based e-mail, using sites such as Blogger, Digg, Facebook, Gmail, Reddit, and Twitter? Tired of installing extensions for each individual service to share content or relying on website share buttons?

The "Google Share Button" for Google Chrome adds a button to the Toolbar that lets you share content via Blogger, Delicious, Digg, Facebook, Gmail, Hotmail, Mail, MySpace, StumbleUpon, Twitter, Typepad, and Yahoo! Mail. Plus, the extension can be configured to allow sharing on a variety of other services including Google Buzz, LinkedIn, LiveJournal, Reddit, Technorati, and Wordpress.


Activating the "Google Share Button" extension for Google Chrome to share MalekTips content via Delicious



To install:

1. From Google Chrome, visit the "Google Share Button" extension page.

2. Click the "Install" button.


Installing the "Google Share Button" extension



To share the currently-browsed site, just click on the Google Share Button and select your desired service.

If you want to customize the list of services shown, select "Options" from the list. A new tab appears allowing you to check / uncheck services to display / hide them. Or, click the "View more services" link and choose from a variety of other services to display.


This tip was written regarding Google Chrome v9.0.597.94 and the "Google Share Button" extension v1.1.0.8 running on a Windows XP machine. Features, information, and screenshots are subject to change between versions and operating systems.

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