Twitter launch new Follow button

Twitter is one of the most used social networks on the web, and it is incredibly useful for developers regardless of which language they use. Users interact with Twitter by following others, subscribing them to that users updates in which they have 140 characters to share text or links. I personally love Twitter, and have found many interesting articles and code gems from simply following other people with the same interests.

Twitter has recently launched a new Follow button, allowing developers to add a button to websites they build which allows users to easily follow a particular user. It seems like a good idea, however it has been a long time coming in my opinion. The service has been crying out for this for ages so it is good to finally see it materialise.

twitter follow button screenshot

Twitter Follow button screenshot

I have updated this site with the shiny new button and you can see it on the right. Twitter has made things as simple as possible for developers wanting to use the button, creating a UI that allows people to easily customise the design. It is quite limiting however and many people will want to write some custom CSS for its presentation.

Overall I think this is a good move for Twitter and if you use the service then you should really consider making space for this button. If you do not use Twitter, then you really should try it out, and possibly:

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One thought on “Twitter launch new Follow button

  1. Oh great. Of course, they would do this right after I RELAUNCHED MY WEBSITE. I look forward to going through every HTML page and adding it in. Not.

    Thanks for reporting 🙂

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