Facebook's new "Like" and "Share" buttons go live for all users

In November, Facebook announced it had begun a staggered rollout of its new "Like" and "Share" buttons. Today, the social network announced that the rollout has been completed and the new designs should be visible on all websites that use the buttons (indeed, we spotted them showing up on Neowin's web pages  for the first time earlier today).

In a blog post, Facebook says the new look for the buttons has already increased the overall amount of Likes and Shares by over five percent since the rollout began a month ago. It stated, "Based on these results, we've rolled out the new design to everyone and extended it to the Follow and Like Box plugins as well."

Facebook has also made an improvement to its recently launched embedded posts feature. It now allows users to set the width of any post they want to embed to a website from between 330 to 750 pixels.

The company claims that the new "Like" and "Share" buttons, along with the embedded post feature and new changes in how posts are displayed on a user's News Feed, have caused Facebook's traffic referrals to websites to go up an average of 170 percent from year to year, including an increase of 47 percent in November alone.

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