Twitter has launched an official tweet button, a tool every website should use. The tweet button allows visitors to share your content on Twitter without having to leave the page. The button’s code counts how many times a URL has been shared. The tweet button is the most comprehensive counter of retweets and shares across Twitter’s network.
It is a single line of code that can be added to any website. There are three versions of the button (110×20, 55×20, 55×63) with settings for customization:
- Placement of the count (vertical, horizontal, none)
- Text that is tweeted
- Recommended accounts to follow
Developers can visit the tweet button site to pick customizations and generate the button code or build a custom button using Twitter’s developer documentation for the Sharing API to create tweet button sharing functionality with a customized style.