The Facebook Like is coming to third-party mobile apps.
Ime Archibong, Facebook’s director of strategic partnerships and pictured above, announced at the F8 developers conference today that third-party developers have been given the tools to add like buttons.
The like button for mobile apps is a natural extension of sharing functions that have been available to developers since last year.
In apps that take advantage of this feature, users signed into Facebook can share a song, article or other content and are presented with the ability to tag friends, limit the audience to specific people or groups, all the usual Facebook controls.
Platform product manager Eddie O’Neil said Facebook that many developers and users asked for the Like button, and that the tools are being made available today in preview mode for developers to start testing.
More information about the new feature is available at developers.facebook.com.