The +1 button is a great way to recommend the pages you love on Google Search. But sometimes there’s content you want to share right away — at least with certain circles of friends. That’s why we’ll be rolling out sharing on +1 button soon. Nuanced sharing is a critical part of the Google+ project — this enhancement is a first step to exposing such sharing across the Web.
Millions of sites are using the +1 button to let visitors recommend their content right in Google search results. Now these sites will get an added benefit as +1 provides an easy way for visitors to share content into Google+. If you manage a website, your visitors can start a conversation about your site’s content with the circles who are most likely to enjoy it, expanding your audience while helping your content get noticed on Google Search at the same time.
We know this is one of many scenarios for including sharing in developer applications. Expect to see more integration opportunities in the future. Check out the +Snippets documentation to get familiar with the approach we’re taking to including rich content in the conversations your users start.
You can preview this +1 button change by enrolling in the Google+ Platform Preview. This preview channel allows you to test updates before they launch to all users on your site.
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Posted by Philip Tucker, Google+ Software Engineer