Facebook Introduces ‘Action Links’ To Interact With Your Favorite Apps

Posted on May 3 2012 - 4:27am by Editorial Staff

As the initial public offering is approaching, Facebook aiming to launch one thing after another – the latest to add is that the social giant introduced an action links that lets you to interact with your favorite apps. The feature will give a new way to you to interact directly from Facebook: action links. These customizable links provide another way for people to do something within your app when your Open Graph stories appear in news feed, timeline, or ticker.

Here’s what Facebook had to say about action links today:

Starting today, there’s a new way for people to interact with your timeline app directly from Facebook: action links. These customizable links provide another way for people to do something within your app when your Open Graph stories appear in news feed, timeline, or ticker.

For example, when someone checks in on foursquare and shares it on their timeline, friends can already like or comment on the resulting post through the links that appear as part of the story. Now with action links, foursquare added another link – “Save this Place” – that enables people to save a place to their foursquare to-do list directly from Facebook.

Here’s what the foursquare action link looks like:

Action links tie one action to another, and can be part of any Open Graph story. Developers can designate an action link for any action they define, which will then appear throughout Facebook

(Image Source: Facebook)

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