Microsoft Intros Skype Share button for Websites
Microsoft today announced a new share button, which makes sharing to Skype even easier. Described as “Effortless sharing that sparks richer conversations,” the new addition will let you quickly forward content on to your friends and followers.
Sharing buttons on the web are nothing new as various platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest have them for years. The one offered by Skype works in a similar fashion as the others.
When you find something interesting on the web, click on the Skype Share button. A window will come up on the page and all you need to do is sign in to your Skype account, choose the friends to share with, and click Send. You’ll also have an optional message to be sent along with the link to start the conversation.
Microsoft writes on its official Skype Blog:
For our developer friends with blogs and websites, you can also easily add the Skype share button to your site. Simply head over to skype.com to learn more and generate a code snippet today. There are multiple button layouts available and the sharing experience works great for both desktop and mobile sites. So get started and add the button to your site today!
Microsoft has even offered a mini-wizard that makes it easy to grab the embed code allowing developers to customize various elements before adding it to their sites.