Best Chrome Extension for Twitter Users

We offer two extensions for Twitter users: Share on Twitter and Share on Twitter Plus. These extensions are light-weight and don’t track users browsing activities etc.

(As both extensions have same keyboard shortcut, Alt + T, don’t install and test both extensions simultaneously.)

Share on Twitter Plus

The “Share on Twitter Plus” extension enables users to easily share web pages on Twitter using extension’s button on the browser toolbar, keyboard command (Alt + T) or option in the context menu. It has several cool features:

  • It automatically inserts Twitter handles of website and creator of the web page. This works only when the website provides these information using Twitter Card.

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  • By default, the sharing link opens in a popup window. Users can change this, and set sharing links to open in a new tab. (See this video for the steps)

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  • After successful completion, the sharing popup window or tab closes automatically.
  • If a website provides shortlink, this extension uses that.
  • Use toolbar button, keyboard shortcut Alt + T or the option in the context menu (right click menu).

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Users can install “Share on Twitter Plus” from here.

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

Share on Twitter

This second extension, Share on Twitter (earlier, “TweetRight“), doesn’t require any permission from the users. The “Share on Twitter” extension has been appreciated by Google Chrome team, Opera team, Lifehacker.com and various others.

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Click on its icon on the browser toolbar or use the keyboard command Alt + T to share the current tab on Twitter. You can right click on links, selected texts and images to share them quickly. It wouldn’t upload images to Twitter, but shares their URLs directly.

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Install Share on Twitter from Chrome Web Store.

These two extensions don’t use any third-party URL shortening service, because Twitter already offers its own link shortening service (t.co). You can track clicks and other related data using Twitter’s Analytics service for free. Hence, you don’t need any third-party link shortening service now.

A similar extension for Facebook users, Facebook Share Button, is also available. If you have any feedback, leave a comment below or tweet us at @BrowserNative.

Check out our other browser extensions and apps.

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.

10 Responses

  1. @FMShyanguya says:

    Thank you Arpit Kumar!

  2. Niraj says:

    Excellent article, Arpit. This extension saves you all the time spent on shifting tabs and copy-pasting. Thanks, Niraj (Founder at grexit.com)

  3. Payro says:

    Thanks for this little extension, it saves me a lot of clicking and typing :)

  4. Aman Dutta says:

    one of the best extensions available for Chrome browser. I really liked that it doesn’t need any permission like user’s browsing history or access to even the Twitter.com website.

    simple and straight-forward. Thanks.

  5. Fabio says:

    how should I configure the extension ‘Share on Twitter’ so it can shorten the URLs and tweet pictures? Both things doesn’t work at all.

  6. Arpit says:

    @Fabio: URL shortening is not required as now Twitter automatically shortens all links using its own t.co service. You can check out clicks and other related data by visiting https://analytics.twitter.com/

    This extension doesn’t posts images, but their links.

  7. John says:

    nice, though twitter account switching would be a useful feature

  8. shoqvalue says:

    1) Twitter Share Plus doesn’t work at all in most recent chrome. It installs, then nothing. context menu or button. twitter Share works fine.
    2) Share on Twitter in firefox doesn’t work at all. The installer says it’s installed, but it’s not in the add on list.

    Is this something you’re aware of and plant to fix, or must I just go back to some other share app?

  9. Ron Henry says:

    Hi,

    Thanks for this plugin. Is there a way to share a picture, but instead of pasting the URL of the image, actually upload it to Twitter? It’s the same behaviour when you share a picture from an android device, thanks!

  10. Arpit Kumar says:

    @Ron: it would require user authentication, and would make the extension too complex. That’s why we have not implemented this feature

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