A new design for Tweet and follow buttons



Next month the Tweet and follow buttons will switch to a modern, high-contrast design of white text on a dark blue background. This visual refresh updates our button design from 2011.

Tweet button

Tweet buttons make authoring a Tweet from the context of a current webpage quick and easy. We are simplifying the Tweet button by removing the share counter displayed alongside the button. This new display removes the count and counturl display parameters, and will render in the same pixel dimensions as a Tweet button configured without a share count today.

The Tweet button has displayed share count over the last five years by querying a JSON endpoint hosted on various domains. These private JSON endpoints have been used by third-party developers over the years to retrieve a simple share count of any URL. These endpoints will be shut down next month when the Tweet button removes its share count feature. The Twitter REST API’s search endpoints are the best way to gather ad-hoc information about a URL shared on Twitter.

Follow button

Follower counts continue to be available for follow button in the existing, horizontal layout.

Clarification about share counts for the new Tweet button
Twitter not loading on social share counters
Getting Twitter Share Count using Spring Java Rest Service
Tweet Count at zero on production but works on staging
API petitions not working from my IP
Twitter counter staging of wpengine works and does not work in real
Official Twitter button does not display share count
How to track URL's using Twitter API?
Web embed Issue (new)
Twitter Card URL click analytics stopped
How to get proper twitter share count for a url?
Problem with DNS and ip that is not added to the service

We announced these changes will launch by November 20, 2015 and shared more information behind the decision to discontinue share count display.


We have shipped the updated Tweet and follow buttons and removed the Tweet count endpoint.