Facebook Share Button Chrome Extension

The Facebook Share Button extension enables users to easily share web pages and links on Facebook using extension’s button on the browser toolbar or option in the context menu.

It has several cool features:

  • Click on its toolbar button to share the current tab on Facebook.

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  • Use keyboard shortcut command Alt + S to quickly Share the current tab on Facebook.

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  • Right click on any link and select the option “Share on Facebook” in the appeared context menu to share that link on Facebook.

  • The sharing link would open in a popup window by default. Users can change this behaviour and set it to open in a new tab (see this video for the steps to change the setting).

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  • After successful completion, the sharing popup window (or tab) closes automatically.

  • It connects users directly to the Facebook, without any intermediate service or authorization. Hence, it is 100% privacy friendly.

Users can install the Facebook Share Button extension from here.

Note: After installing this extension, reload all opened tabs or restart the browser.

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Posted by Arpit

Arpit is a web enthusiast watching browsers for long. He maintains several browser-based tools including many popular extensions. Follow Arpit on Twitter, or email him at editor@browsernative.com.

15 Responses

  1. konstantin says:

    thanks a lot for the extension!

  2. Peter Berbec says:

    Any way to put an option to quick-post? Just post with no comment added or confirmation needed?

    Great extension!

  3. Marlon M. says:

    Recently, when I use the extension, after I click on “Share”, the dialog box doesn’t close.

  4. Josefina V. says:

    I also have Marlon’s dialog box closing thing; fix it please.

  5. Arpit says:

    @Marlon & @Josefina: I’m aware of this issue, and unfortunately, it can’t be fixed.

  6. Vi says:

    I have the closing bug too but I think it must be something related to Chrome since it started with 48 stable and it’s still present in 49 stable. Hopefully Google fixes this

  7. Ashwin says:

    Love this simple but cool extension. Only issue is that the sharing window has stopped closing automatically, but that’s not a major problem. I use CTRL + W to close it quickly.

  8. Les Halter says:

    Help. I’ve been using Facebook Share Button Plus on a Mac love it. It has stopped working. When I click on it to share a page, it brings up a page I shared several days ago. Tried the Facebook Share Button and it is doing the same thing.

  9. Arpit Kumar says:

    @Les replied you via email.

  10. Jamie Martin says:

    Genius, genius, genius. Thank you. I’m using this for life.

  11. Anil Mishra says:

    Thanks a lot for adding keyboard shortcut. Now I don’t need the toolbar button or the menu option.

    Thanks!

  12. DevNull says:

    Clicking the button on any other page does absolutely nothing. Only being on actual Facebook site, does it pop up a sharing window but offers the Facebook page sharing only. Am I doing something wrong? The same thing happens with the native Facebook button designed by them.

  13. Richard says:

    It doesn’t work at all. Clicking the button does nothing.

  14. Arpit Kumar says:

    @Richard: Please restart your browser after installing, and try again on any web page.

  15. David D says:

    Hey Arpit,
    Thanks for making and sharing this extension, it’s exactly what I wanted. Many times the pages that have a social media link will create an ability to share but doesn’t let one specify how to be shared. That is, to select “Share on a Friend’s Timeline” or “Share in a Group” etc. and this extension takes care of that for me. Thanks again for taking the time to make this and publishing it, I truly appreciate it!

    As a suggestion introduced in the form of a question: Would it be possible to create an additional setting that would change the default sharing “location”? To clarify, is it possible for you to add a setting within the extension that, when the pop up appears after the extension is clicked, rather than “Share on your own timeline” being the initial selection, have it automatically switch to another option such as “Share on a page you manage” or “Share in a group,” for example?
    I imagine it’s a bit more challenging because the extension doesn’t go through any intermediate service or authorization, so my guess is it would have to be a script or something being activated. I’m no programmer so I wouldn’t know (hence the question form of my suggestion) but I hope it’s possible!

    PS A step further would to be able to automatically select which group or page one wants to share it in. But presumably, that’ll likely require more permissions I guess (to read what groups/pages an individual has access to).

    I’m also open to suggestions for creating my own client side script if you have any alternatives in case this wouldn’t work or doesn’t sound as an appealing/useful feature. But as reference, I primarily use your extension when researching for a group and I have to constantly change the share location and then type out the group name, in part, until the drop down menu shows the instant search result of the group I want to post in. Perhaps there’s a setting on Facebook that I have not yet discovered. Anyhow, please let me know your take! Thanks again!

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