Anyone who deals with social media on a daily basis knows how quickly you urrently
an find yourself dealing with a rather unfortunate tab cul-de-sac: too many tabs; too little screen space. Because as much as tell yourself to go easy on the Ctrl +T (⌘ + T), you just can’t help yourself. After all there’s so much juicy content to retweet, repost, repin and reread, that sometimes all you need is another tab (and a cup of piping hot coffee). Sounds familiar?
You can Ctrl +T (⌘ + T) your heart out. We’re not judging. There’s nothing wrong with it until it becomes distracting. See a study conducted by researchers at Stanford University proved how multitasking not only kills one’s performance but also impairs one’s memory and ability to focus. We may not have a magic cure, but Commun.it’s newly released browser extension may go a long way towards fighting tab clutter. And that’s pretty cool!
A seamless (tab-free) social media experience
The exciting thing about our new browser extension is that it alleviates the need to open another browser tab or platform. When you stumble across something you want to share on social media, just click the Commun.it icon on your browser to the right of your search bar. You then select which profile you’d like to post from and add your post text. This makes posting content to social media seamless, hassle-free and instant.
Here’s what you need to know about our new browser extension:
- Currently it’s only available for Chrome – you can get it here
- All you need is a Commun.it account to use the extension
- Our extension is free to use
- Currently you can post content to be shared. We’ll be adding additional functionality soon so watch this space
How does the browser extension work?
Step 1: Download it: First you need to download the browser extension
Step 2: Sign in: If you aren’t signed into Commun.it you’ll be prompted to sign in.
Step 3: Start sharing! There are several ways to share content using the Commun.it browser extension.
How to share content:
- You can click the Commun.it icon that appears to the right of your browser search bar
- You can right click the article or image you want to share and click the Commun.it icon
- You can highlight text and right click on it
- You’ll soon be able to share from your Twitter feed (coming soon)
Once you’ve clicked the Commun.it icon, a text box will then appear where you can personalize your social post and decide when it should be posted.
Step 4: Decide when you want your post to be sent: You can either share your post immediately by clicking ‘Share now’ or schedule it for later by clicking ‘Best Time‘. Scheduling posts using our Best Time feature will schedule the post for you when your community is most active. Using this feature is a great way to increase reach and boost engagement. Happy posting.
Have you tried our browser extension? What are your thoughts about it so far? Share your feedback in the comments below.