Sharing on orkut just got easier!

Monday, November 23, 2009 at 12:15 AM

As part of our continous efforts towards giving orkut users more ways to share interesting content with their friends, we are happy to announce the launch of the orkut Share API. The API allows website owners to enable their visitors to share the content on their website, with visitors' friends on orkut.

Users can share the content and optionally promote it to make recommendations to their friends, which then appears in their activity updates. Every such shared item has the potential to spread virally and get wider attention from orkut users, increasing the traffic to the website.

Web publishers can post orkut share buttons like the one above on their page using a simple JavaScript library. We also support the JavaScript and HTTP APIs for a more direct interaction of sharing-related UI actions with the server. These options combine to give web publishers, flexibility in the way sharing features are implemented. The user experience remains consistent and secure in each case.

Some of our early access developers like, have already started supporting orkut in their list of services. If your website has implemented sharing functionality using the 'addthis' button, you can simply configure orkut in the destination network list.

Details of orkut share API and sample code can be found here.

So spread the word, have fun sharing!