Log InBy Jason Clark - Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 10:00am
16 Jul 2013 - 21 Apr 2021
In May, we introduced a new Share dialog for iOS that enables you to give people a native Facebook sharing experience with just a few lines of code. Since then, many leading developers have integrated the new dialog to take advantage of its benefits. Here's why:
1. Share without having to Login with Facebook first
Digital media publishers like BuzzFeed
and NowThis News use the new dialog to enable people to share without having to Login with Facebook first. Previously, both apps were using the Feed dialog, which had a multi-step sharing process (login by manually entering in username and password, validate login, ask for read/write permissions, etc). In contrast, the new dialog lets people share in a single step and has additional features such as friend tagging and privacy controls.
2. A faster and more native sharing experience
Pinterest and popular iOS game 4 Pics 1 Word upgraded to the new Share dialog to give their users a faster and more native sharing experience. According to 4 Pics 1 Word: "Facebook integration has always been a key aspect of our game. We integrated the new dialog as soon as it was released and want to support any solution that helps people share content as effortlessly as possible."
3. Built-in support for sharing Open Graph stories
Weotta helps people discover local events, restaurants, and other things to do. Using the new dialog, Weotta users can share Open Graph activities such as events they want to attend without having to login first or accept publishing permissions.
4. Integrate with a few lines of code