Skype, WhatsApp and Telegram sharing buttons can now be added to WordPress sites

While many websites have embedded sharing buttons for social networks like Facebook and Twitter in their pages, WordPress is throwing in some additional options for the millions of users who create sites and blogs with its service. They can now add buttons for sharing content on the Skype, WhatsApp and Telegram messaging services.

Skype, WhatsApp and Telegram

According to its blog, users can go to their My Sites menu, then select Sharing, then select the Sharing Buttons tab to see the three new additions. If they want to add one or more of those buttons, they can go to Edit Sharing Buttons to select them so they show up on their pages. This addition shows that popular messaging services like Skype, WhatsApp and Telegram are being used more and more to share content in a similar fashion to social networks

John Callaham
  • or just copy-paste the link...
  • Much preferred over facebook and twitter. I normally share thing with my contacts on WhatsApp rather than those on facebook and twitter which I find really annoying to use right now
  • When I read the title I saw Skype, WhatsApp and Telegram are now Universal Windows Apps
  • Maybe WordPress will return to our store
  • This would also be welcomed news.
  • Have you tried, WP for Windows ?
  • It would be nice to see wordpress get a standard installation system like regular .exe programs and make it a real simplified wysiwyg program
  • Why? It is server software, there is no need for setup routines (not withstanding that most WP installs are done on Linux, where the exe would be useless). If it was simplified, it wouldn't be as useful and customisable as it is now. 
  • Does that mean, the icons of these services are now available for the social menu, too?
  • Never mind, I think this depends on the theme you're using, doesn't it?
  • If anyone wants a UWP app for WordPress, here it is WP for Windows