We’ve added five new messengers to AddToAny this month!
Skype share button
Share to Skype on the web.
Viber share button
Share to the Viber app.
Kik share button
Share to the Kik app.
WeChat share button
Share to WeChat. It’s here. The web grew tired of waiting for WeChat to create a proper sharing endpoint for the web, so we created an interim WeChat button in AddToAny. On desktop, users scan a QR code to share in the WeChat mobile app. On mobile, users copy the link and tap “Open WeChat” to share. If/when WeChat offers an open sharing endpoint for the web, we’ll switch to that one in a jiffy.
Snapchat follow button
AddToAny welcomes the above messaging apps in addition to SMS, Telegram, WhatsApp, Line, Yahoo Messenger, AIM, and more to come.
Today we are excited to highlight a few major service additions to the AddToAny sharing platform.
SMS share button
Finally, SMS sharing is ready for action! AddToAny has been rallying the top two mobile operating systems to properly implement the standard SMS scheme for years — Google & Apple finally made it happen. Using the latest versions of Android and iOS (as well as other OSs), AddToAny users can now share links from the web through SMS. In addition to “SMS” sharing, the SMS share button works for sending iMessages on iOS and in other default SMS messengers on Android.
Telegram share button
Welcome, Telegram! Many you have asked AddToAny to include Telegram sharing, and we’re delighted that the Telegram team made link sharing work in all of their apps. With AddToAny, you can now share to Telegram on both mobile and desktop.
Google Classroom share button
Students and teachers, you can now share to Google Classroom with AddToAny.
GitHub follow button
WeChat and other services
AddToAny is always looking for new services to include by default, and we work to include any service with major usage as soon as it becomes technically possible.
WeChat, for example, is one service that has been on AddToAny’s radar for a very long time, but the developers of WeChat have yet to enable sharing to their apps from the web. Until then, we recommend contacting WeChat to request that feature so WeChat can be included in AddToAny.
Thanks for your requests, and keep them coming!
By November 20, 2015, Twitter plans to remove share counts from both their official Tweet button and share counters across the web.
The product team at Twitter gave us a heads up, and we will gracefully remove Twitter as a supported share counter in AddToAny by early November. While counts for Twitter are going away, Twitter sharing will continue to be prominently supported on the AddToAny platform.
Existing AddToAny share counters for Twitter will simply have the counter alongside the Twitter icon removed. The Twitter share icon will remain intact, just without the counter.
Twitter’s official Tweet button will also have the counter removed, and will “render in the same pixel dimensions as a Tweet button configured without a share count today.” A bit of good news: the Tweet button will have a modern new design next month.
Publishers, developers, and designers use AddToAny share counters because they’re stylish, performant, and accurate as the official counts come directly from each supported service. Twitter, being the second most popular link sharing destination, was a key service to support since Tweets can be a strong social signal for trending content on the web.
On behalf of publishers, we are disappointed to see Twitter discontinue share counts; however, we understand Twitter’s hard decision at this point, and encourage Twitter to reconsider supporting counts at their next opportunity.
If you’re a developer and have feedback or questions for Twitter, you can post your thoughts in Twitter’s developer forum for websites.