Facebook is constantly changing, it should change to keep their shareholders happy. This week it redesigned the web share & like buttons and brought the five-star page-ratings to desktop version in web browsers.
In a blog post on last Wednesday, Facebook unveiled the new share buttons as well as like buttons, with some uniform look and feel. For many years, the same old “thumbs up” signs were posted on almost all website to bring in the Facebook referral traffic and comes the redesign.
Regarding the availability of new Facebook share buttons, company’s software engineer Ray C. said:
“We’re already seeing a favorable increase in Likes and Shares with the new design and will be rolling these buttons out to everyone in the coming weeks.”
You don’t need to separately download and install those new buttons, Facebook will do the job automatically, but periodically soon.
5 star rating of Facebook Pages
Facebook now expanded the five-star rating system for Pages to the desktop platform in any web browsers. Launched in early 2012, this system, currently available only on mobile platforms, can be used to rate and comment on the Pages of businesses on the website, similar to that we can see in Yelp, not exactly!
A spokeswoman from Facebook told to Tech Crunch:
“We’re extending star ratings on Facebook from mobile to desktop — to make it easier for people to discover great businesses around them. This is beneficial for both businesses and consumers. Star ratings encourage more people to rate a business, making it eligible to appear in the News Feed and help others discover a business they didn’t know about previously. For businesses themselves, this also leads to greater brand awareness.”
Currently, the function is not available to everyone, company will be rolling the 5-Star Page-rating system to all users “over the coming weeks“. May be this is why, many users complained about the glitch related to the Pages and Profiles, which locked the users out and was not loading the profiles or pages completely with an error message.