Facebook share: New button copies Twitter “retweet.”

Facebook’s New “Share” Button Should Be Called “Retweet”

Trending News Channel
Videos Highlighting The Latest Search Trends.
Nov. 15 2012 5:49 PM

Facebook’s New “Share” Button Should Be Called “Retweet”

Facebook famously failed to acquire Twitter in 2008, but that doesn’t mean it can’t act like Twitter in 2012.

The social network has adopted a new “Share” button on its mobile app that functions much like a retweet on Twitter, reposting messages to a user’s own feed. Facebook didn’t comment directly on the similarity, but TechCrunch notes that managers there hinted that they expected the change at recent talks.

Advertisement

That said, Facebook may soon see the favor returned: Twitter is reportedly considering replacing its “favorite” function with a “like” button.

  Slate Plus
Politics
May 22 2015 11:14 AM What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.