Good news for those who use the ShareThis widget to allow readers to share their content to various social media sites, the company has just launched the new Share Widget Beta with a lot of improvements and a refreshed look.
The highlights of this Share Widget Beta are the following:
- Simultaneous sharing to different social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- An enhanced lightbox-like animation that allows users to share your content without leaving your website.
- The file size is still less than 20k which is very lightweight.
- Color and theme customization and support for HTTPS/SSL secured websites.
If you choose to use the Share Widget Beta now, you’d be able to provide feedback to the ShareThis team for better improvement of the widget, which would soon be rolled out to all ShareThis users.
You can get the new Share Widget Beta here as well as more information about it.
The new refreshed widget looks good and might actually convince me to use it here on The Four-eyed Journal even though I already hand-coded the share buttons on my current theme.
For those using the ShareThis widget, what’s your take on the new Beta?