Social media is an incredibly important aspect of our lives, as more and more of us continue to feel the need to be connected at all times. Whether it’s creating a status update that generates a discussion on Facebook, sharing your thoughts on a TV show on Twitter or posting your favorite furniture on Pinterest, it is true that social media has officially taken over our lives. So let’s embrace it! With these Chrome extensions, you can take your networking prowess to the next level.
Chrome social media is alive and well, and here are a few of our favorites:
Shareaholic for Pinterest
Pinterest remains a huge social network, and this Chrome extension from Shareaholic makes pinning to your boards easier than ever. You can send images from any website straight to your pinboards, and just like the official Pinterest button found on websites, this extension allows you to see the pin count of each page you’re on. Ever wondered how many times that video, blog post or picture you posted has been pinned? Wonder no more!
Can’t stand the thought of not knowing what’s happening on Facebook? With this Chrome social media extension, you’ll never have to wonder again. It connects to your Facebook account and updates you on everything from likes and comments on your posts, invitations to events, and posts in groups to friend requests, new messages and other notifications. In other words, you get the best of Facebook directly in your browser.
Save to Pulse
There is a lot to read on the Internet, and there is no way for any of us to fully read everything that we see that interests us throughout the day. With this Pulse Chrome extension, you can simply save the text, links, or images of stories you’d like to revisit at a later time. It frees up your day and should keep you productive (though it’s hard to not get addicted to this extension).
Hootsuite makes sharing across all of your social media channels incredibly easy, and this Chrome extension, amazingly, makes it even easier. The Hootsuite Hootlet saves you time when posting by automatically taking the content you want to share and putting it into a ready-to-share message in a compose box, all without having to leave the web page you’re on. It doesn’t get much better than that.
LinkedIn for Chrome
The job market is fierce and you need to do everything in your power to make sure that you have a leg up on the competition. With this LinkedIn Google Chrome extension, you are able to view your connection updates, comment on items in your feed, view member profiles and share articles directly from your browser. If you’re looking for a job or simply want to keep up with your colleagues and other people in your industry, this is the Chrome extension for you.
Brand Thunder Chrome Themes
A browser theme is another great Chrome extension for social media addicts, because the best ones have a variety of widgets and links to websites, social media accounts, feeds and more. For example, with the Houston Texans’ theme featured above, users get instant access to the team’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, along with a feed of breaking news.
If you are part of a company looking to market itself, you should consider building your own browser theme. Your messages reach a wide audience, traffic to your site increases, and users who download your theme will constantly be engaged. Marketing agencies have also used custom branded browser themes to help market their clients.
Find Your Favorite Chrome Social Media Extensions
These are just a few of our favorite Chrome extensions that focus on social media. There are many others out there that serve all kinds of purposes – let us know your favorites!