Facebook “Send”

Facebook SendBreaking news that you’ll love!

Have you heard about the Facebook “Send” button? It allows for integrating email with Facebook for sharing which means that you can now not only “Like” great content, but send it via email when you want to share the content more privately.

When using “Send” you have the option of either sending to a friend’s Facebook mail or to an email account such as Gmail. How great is that?

There are already a number of blogs that have picked up on this news and are sharing the information but here is a great start…Chris Farrell posted a video on his blog that demonstrates the “Send” button use and installation. I think you’ll really like it so go check it out right now and then come back and let me know what you think.

Got it? It’s really very cool, yes? So tell me, are you running right off to put a “Send” button or perhaps a combination “Like/Send” buttons on your site?

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60 Responses to “Facebook “Send””

  1. Donna Turner Says:

    Hi Linnea,

    Thank you for sharing that video. Wow, I feel like I’m in on some privileged information. For once, I know about a change in facebook before they “spring” it on us. (I also see a lot of not so subtle marketing going on Chris’ site, which I guess isn’t all bad. We have to let people know what we do if they will ever be able to benefit from it, right?) I’ll be back to see what other great information you have to share.

    Another sharing feature is on constant Contact emails – where they have all kinds of share buttons now. But the new send button is nice because it can be private. Thanks again,
    Donna

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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Donna,

    You are quite welcome. It’s fun to find and share something that’s hot and fresh. Are you going to give it a try? You are also right on about Chris’ site but I’ve learned to overlook/ignore it myself because he does have some good stuff. Interesting note on Constant Contact. I don’t use that myself but I’m sure that many of my readers do so thanks for sharing that with us.

    I look forward to your return.

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  2. Mandy Swift Says:

    Hi Linnea, Facebook are always so far ahead of the curve – it is a marketers paradise :) I think the new ‘send’ button is a great idea. Sometimes you do want to share information a little more selectively than just plastering it all over facebook. Anything that helps to get the word out has got to be good news for us as marketers.
    thanks for the heads up :)
    Mandy Swift recently posted..“The Devil Is In The Details” – Your Call To Action ButtonMy Profile

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  3. Donna Merrill Says:

    Hi Linnea, I do find the FB share button very useful. A few times I have used it to send someone information I thought would be useful to them. Great post and thanks for enlightening people to this great tool.
    Donna Merrill

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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Donna,

    I’m glad to hear you find the share button a useful tool. It sounds like you might be happy enough with that to just keep using it rather than try the new “send” button? Or perhaps it is the new button that you’ve already had some experience with? It certainly does seem to be a wonderful new tool.

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  4. Donna Merrill Says:

    Thanks for giving us this useful information. I have used the share button a few times and it is awesome when I have something I find to share with someone.
    Thanks again,
    Donna Merrill

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  5. Donna Merrill Says:

    Linnea, what a great tip. I have used this a few times and it is just awesome! When you want to share something you come across with someone you know is interested, it is so easy to do. Thanks for posting this.
    Donna Merrill

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    Linnea Reply:

    Hey again, Donna.

    Great to see you back so soon. I love seeing someone who has jumped right on a new tool and gives us feedback. You are welcome for the post and thank you for the feedback! Hope to see you again soon.

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  6. David Merrill Says:

    Excellent tip, Linnea.

    Facebook is constantly changing and adding features, so it’s good to have you out here to keep us on our toes.

    The FB Send sounds like a really useful tool. I’m jumping on it, so again, thanks for the tip!
    David Merrill recently posted..The Difference… and Big Similarity… Between Internet Marketing and Network MarketingMy Profile

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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi David,

    It’s as much fun for me to find and share new tools (if not more so) as it is for you to read about them. Great to hear you are jumping on it and would love to hear your thoughts after you’ve had a chance to give it a whirl. Please do come back and let us know what you think.

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  7. Bill Hartman Says:

    Love the Share Button, If I feel the content is something that I agree with and would be something that my friend would like to see I always use the Share Button.

    Bill

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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Bill,

    Yes, the Share button is a very handy feature as well and I absolutely agree with you that it still need to be content that you think your folks would be interested in. It just doesn’t pay to “share” for the sake of sharing. Thanks for your comment.

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  8. Yorinda Says:

    Hi Linnea,

    that was interesting information.
    I didn’t know about the send button and the choice to send it to either email.
    It is amazing about all the new things on facebook.

    To your success
    Yorinda
    Yorinda recently posted..How to Install LoveMy Profile

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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Yorinda,

    I know, isn’t it fun? FB has so many nooks and crannies to explore, it could most easily be a full time job in and of itself. I suppose that is the flip side of FB…not to get too lost in it that you don’t get other things done. All in moderation. I do love the idea of being able to send something more privately though and am grateful for this new option. Thanks for your comment.

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  9. Chester Delameter Says:

    Linnea

    Thanks for keeping us up to date with all the changes on Facebook. This looks like another great tool to use.

    Keep up the good work!

    Have a Great Day
    Chester
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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Chester,

    You are very welcome. I hope you are going to give it a try and let us know what you think.
    Thank you for stopping by.

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  10. Jaclyn Castro Says:

    I LOVE hot off the press stuff Linnea! Thanks so much for sharing this with us. Not many people are giving when it comes to “secrets” like these. Chris was so enthusiastic and I know why :-) This is breaking news that we can implement right away for our web and blog sites today.

    I’ll definitely be adding this feature to my blog asap. Next time I visit here I know you will have one too since at the moment my guess is this is on your to-do list :-)

    GREAT stuff! Thanks again!

    -Jaclyn Castro
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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Jaclyn,

    You are so very welcome…and I LOVE your enthusiasm. It really is a lot of fun finding new little tools and gizmos to use, isn’t it? It’s great that you are going to implement it as well. When you’ve had a chance to use it for a bit, please do come back and let us know what you learn. I can’t wait to hear what you think about it.

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  11. Rick Lelchuk Says:

    Linnea,
    Keeping up to date with the changes on the Internet is a daunting task. You’ve assisted all of us by posting Chris’ video. Isn’t there a plugin to our brains that would keep us up to date and current? LOL! RICK
    Rick Lelchuk recently posted..Grandma’s 2 centsMy Profile

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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Rick,

    Would that there was…I could really use a plugin like that. Now there is a product idea for you. Let me know when you have that one ready to go. :)

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  12. Steve Shoemaker Says:

    Great idea Linnea I love Chris Farrell he is always sharing great content I see we both are in great company.

    Facebook is ever changing that is for sure little tweaks like these could make a difference one day good stuff to know.

    Steve
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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Steve,

    Great to hear from a fan of Chris’. I admit that I don’t get to all of his stuff however, what I have read, I have found to be good quality information. I agree that the small tweaks can and will certainly add up. Just keep testing and hang on to the positive changes while eliminating those that don’t pay off.

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  13. marquita herald Says:

    Great tip Linnea – I saw Chris’ video as well. The great news is that there’s already a WordPress plugin available for this little send tab – just download and activate. I love WordPress!
    marquita herald recently posted..Master Delegation- Let Go and Trust Other PeopleMy Profile

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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Marquita,

    Great new about the plugin. Isn’t that amazing that they move soooo fast?!! I will definitely have to check that out. Thanks for sharing that back with us.

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  14. Andy Nathan Says:

    That is really cool and useful for the times when you do not want to update your entire network about different blog posts.

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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Andy,

    Precisely what I thought! It seems like that often comes up and now it’s quite do-able. Enjoy~

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  15. Bryan McHeyzer Says:

    Hi Linnea,
    Not so long ago I discovered facebook and was amazed at what goes on there.
    Recently got a like page another great tool for us to use as marketers.
    Now another discovery thanks to you…it would be nice to be able to share things with friends without posting on the wall.

    Great post and thanks for keeping us up to date.

    Cheers
    Bryan
    Bryan McHeyzer recently posted..Build Any Business!My Profile

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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Bryan,

    You are more than welcome and congrats on discovering the powers of FB. I think you’ll really love having a page. Best of luck to you with your FB explorations and thanks for stopping by.

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  16. Julieanne van Zyl Says:

    Hi Linnea, it’s great to be able to select our facebook friends or other friends, that we send information to, instead of it randomly going in any friends newsfeeds. It’s exciting to see all the changes Facebook make to their site! bye for now, Julieanne
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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Julieanne,

    I’m so with you there. It makes you wonder what will be new tomorrow…and that’s half the fun of it, I think. I look forward to seeing you there.

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  17. Jaden Daniels Says:

    Linnea,
    Thanks for sharing about the Facebook Send. I use this tool and find it very useful. After reading some the comments, I will look for the plugin for WordPress.

    Jaden
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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Jaden,

    You are welcome. Thank you for providing another data point for us. I can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t like it but it is always good to hear other feedback. I think we’ll all be looking for that plugin :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. Gary Young China Sourcing Says:

    Hi Linnea,

    This facebook “send” button sounds like it is exactly what I need. I’m looking forward to trying it out. Thank you for sharing.

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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Gary,

    Good to see you again.
    I do hope you find it is just what you need and hope you come back and share your experience with it.

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  19. William Earl Amis, Jr III Says:

    Linnea, wonderful and useful post…

    I have used this with great results. I found it was very useful when I needed information to review with various groups I am involved with. We all have the same information and brainstorm.

    You have given us usable content time and time again. Your a true mentor and coach in our industry.

    Linnea, I look forward in your next great share.

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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi William,

    Thank you so much for the kind words. I do what I can for you and thank you for sharing your experience with FB Send. That sounds like a perfect application for the button and one that I will use myself. Thanks again for your comments.

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  20. Beverly Monical Says:

    I like this tutorial but I am not sure exactly where I put it on my blog.:) I will watch it all again and hopefully I will get it figured out.Love the idea!
    Beverly Monical recently posted..How Many Friends Do You Have On Facebook/Twitter?My Profile

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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Beverly,

    You could put it on each of your posts (and/or pages) to help others share your information. You could use it very much like the like the “Like” or “Share” buttons, the big difference being that you get the option to share privately via email with the send button. One option is to install the plugin, and let it place the button for you. Hope this helps.

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  21. Terrific Tonya Heathco Says:

    Linnea,

    I think it’s great you are keeping your readers on top of the game by bringing us important information. You have the makings of a true leader.

    Keep up the good work!

    Terrific Tonya Heathco
    National Seizure Disorders Foundation
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    Linnea Reply:

    Hey Tonya,

    Thanks so much. It’s really rewarding and fun for me, too learning about new tools you can use to further your business. I’m more than happy to share what I find. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  22. Joyce Penner Says:

    I am definitely going to go and install that little button on my blog. Super simple way to email a private message to check out this site from me.

    Thanks Linnea.
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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Joyce,

    You are welcome. Go forth and enjoy!
    If you get a chance, come back and let us know how it works for you.

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  23. Loren Says:

    Thanks so much Linnea for sharing another great little tool; it sounds like that’s exactly what I need. I’m certainly going to be giving it a try and can’t wait to see the results! Thanks for exploring all these exciting new tools and so generously passing along the information… much appreciated!

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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Loren,

    You are so very welcome.
    I hope you find it serves your purposes well.

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  24. Peter Fuller MBA Says:

    Hey Linnea

    Thanks for sharing this.

    It goes to show you we can learn something new everyday :)

    Peter
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    Linnea Reply:

    Hey Peter,

    AHA – great point! and here’s to learning something new every day!

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  25. Carla McNeil, Social Media Speaker and Coach Says:

    Linnea, a great find! yes FB does change often and it can be hard to keep up with the changes.

    I’m with Mandy (above) this is great news for we markters!

    and it’s nice to know there is already a plug-in for it too!

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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Carla,

    Yes, it is interesting trying to keep up with everything. Gosh, just between Facebook and Google, one could spend their life. Having the plugin available definitely simplifies implementation in this case. That seems to be a requirement for to achieve widespread adoption these days. Thanks for stopping by.

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  26. Hans Schoff @ ways to make extra money Says:

    Hey Linnea, thanks for sharing about this. I hadn’t heard about the facebook send button but I had seen the button on a few sites without realizing it had a different functionality than the like or share buttons. Thanks for the heads up!
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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Hans,

    You are quite welcome. I hope you try it and let us know what you think.

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  27. Willena Flewelling Says:

    This looks like a cool idea! I am only seeing your blog post now… and I have never seen this feature on anyone’s blog yet. But it looks like a great way to get your blog content out there where more people can see it.

    Willena Flewelling
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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Willena,

    Glad to have been of some help. Assuming you will be giving it a try, I would suggest that you first try the plugin that a few others have commented on. It’s more than likely the easiest way to implement “Send” as long as it doesn’t conflict with other plugins on your site. Let us know what you try.

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  28. Lynn Jones Says:

    Hi Linnea,
    Yes, It is very cool! Plus, Chris made it look very simple to put it where you want it. Now I know how to use it when I see it somewhere.
    Thanks for sharing this neat little button!
    Lynn
    Lynn Jones recently posted..10 Ways to Make People Feel GoodMy Profile

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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Lynn,

    Great to see you!
    You are most welcome.
    I hope you try it and find it to be of great use for you.

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  29. Joyce Edwards Says:

    Thanks for the update. I think it is great to learn information form site like yours. I don’t have the time to search arond looking for updates so you keeping me updated is a God sent!
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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Joyce,

    You are so welcome.
    I’m very glad to be of help.

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  30. Teach Jim Says:

    Thank you for keeping us current with the latest changes in Facebook. Facebook is always pushing the envelope and hand seeing their services. This latest edition really will be nice to have the ability to send that e-mail message directly so quick and easily. Thank you for helping me to stay on top of the ever-changing environment we work and live in through Facebook.

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    Linnea Reply:

    Hi Jim,

    You are most welcome. I agree the button is nice to have for sharing tidbits with select friends. Facebook is continually innovating. That certainly has contributed to their success. Between Facebook and Google, it seems there is always something new to explore. Enjoy~

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  31. Trevor Barrett Says:

    Why am I always so late in finding out about these new gadgets? Mental note – visit Linnea’s blog more often.

    I though I would try it out and send this onto someone but I can’t find the button, where have you hidden it?
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    Linnea Reply:

    Hey Trevor,

    Great catch! I wondered when someone might call me on that one. I’ve implemented elsewhere but not here just yet.
    Thanks for kicking me a bit…I’ll get to it. Hope to see you again soon so you can see it.

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