Facebook is changing the look of the ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ buttons that users and companies embed on their websites so that visitors can easily share their content.
The new look of these buttons make them a little bluer than before, the signature thumbs up icon is replaced with a bold, dark blue Facebook’s Logo. This is likely intended to make the buttons stand out more. Keep in mind that this change only affects the external plugin, and you may have already seen it being tested in a few select markets since mid-October.
The new buttons should already be visible to some users. The company said all users will see the new-look buttons over the “coming weeks”. We guess this change should also slow down the request for a dislike button with thumbs down by the community.
According to Facebook, Like and share buttons are viewed over 22 billion times daily across more than 7.5 million websites. Switching from a hand sign to a more familiar logo makes a lot of sense, from a user experience perspective.