Connect with Your Friends on Your Favorite Websites: Learn About the Different Ways You’ll See Facebook Across The Web

Like Anything, Anywhere

Look for the Facebook Like button across the web to connect with the things you care about and share them with your friends.


The Like Button

When you click the Like button, a link to that page is added to your Facebook profile and a story is shared with your friends.


Updates

The page that you liked can also keep you updated through your News Feed.

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Your Friends

Find out what your friends have liked, shared, and commented on through the Activity Feed and Recommendations social plugins.

What are Social Plugins?

Social plugins are simple and secure ways for third parties to include Facebook’s Like button and comment functionality on their websites. These features enable you to share the things you care about on Facebook and with other visitors to that website through the activity feed and recommendations plugins. When you click a Like button, you create a connection, which enables the website to keep you updated through your News Feed and is displayed publicly on your profile.

How does Facebook allow me to Like and Comment on other Sites?

Third party websites can embed Facebook’s social plugins, which enable you to Like and comment on their webpages. If you Like or comment on a webpage, the action will be shared on Facebook, added to your public profile information, and displayed to other visitors of the Facebook-enhanced website. No information is published or shared if you do not interact with social plugins.

How Can I Identify Social Plugins on Sites?

Facebook’s social plugins can be identified by a Facebook icon and will come in the following formats:

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The Like button lets users share pages from your site back to their Facebook profile with one click.


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The Recommendations plugin gives users personalized suggestions for pages on your site they might like.


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The Login with Faces plugin shows profile pictures of the user’s friends who have already signed up for your site in addition to a login button.


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The Comments plugin lets users comment on any piece of content on your site.


Activity Feed

The Activity Feed plugin shows users what their friends are doing on your site through likes and comments.


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Like Box

The Like box enables users to like your Facebook Page and view its stream directly from your website.


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The Facepile plugin shows profile pictures of the user’s friends who have already signed up for your site.



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The Live Stream plugin lets your users share activity and comments in real-time as they interact during a live event.


How can I add social plugins to my site?

http://developers.facebook.com/plugins


Note: None of your data is shared with the site when you view social plugins. Social plugins pull information directly from Facebook and the site has no access to the data being displayed to you.