In this article you will be given with two options (both are equally easy) through which you can add a floating sharing widget with all the possible variations for both desktop and mobile devices.
First have a look at the working demo...
Well, the final product is right next to this article (floating at the left extreme of this blog - please hit your favorite button in the widget and share this article with your friends and followers :)
Now add a similar widget to your desktop or mobile website within the next 10 minutes.
Two famous websites that provide these widgets are: Shareaholic or Addthis. Both of them have their Pros and Cons, which are listed below.
|Easy to add - just one line of code||Easy to add - just one line of code|
|Gives "Total Shares" count||Gives "Total Shares" count|
|Can be shown only on Mobile/Desktop (default is both)||Can be shown only on Mobile/Desktop (default is both)|
|Analytics - can be clubbed with Google Analytics||Analytics on it's own platform|
|Can show individual counts||Individual counts not available|
|Multiple color options (other than brand colors)||Only White, Gray, Black (other than brand colors)|
|Available in 3 different sizes||Available in only one size|
|You can select different set of share buttons for desktop and mobile (so you can restrict Whatsapp for Mobile only)||If you select the buttons yourself, then the set of buttons will be same for both Desktop and Mobile (so, you need a new code/widget if you want to show different buttons on mobile)|
|Monetization options are also available||No monetization options|
|The design is old and you cannot change it||Modern design with rounded edges|
|No additional tools like exit popups to get email subscribers||Additional tools like pop ups to acquire new subscribers along with A/B testing|
|No email subscribers/marketing||Can acquire and maintain email subscribers and marketing list|
Now, considering the pros and cons and depending on your main source of traffic (either mobile or desktop) select the appropriate one for your blog. The instructions to add the widgets are easy to understand. In AddThis, you can copy the code from "Get The Code" section and in Shareaholic click on "Get Setup Code" once you have setup the widget. You can login to these accounts and make changes anytime and they will automatically reflect in your blog.
To Display Whatsapp Share Button on Blogs for Mobile Browsers
This is how Whatsapp icon will be shown on mobile displays. If a major component of your incoming traffic is from Mobile devices (you can find this out using site analytics tools like Google Analytics), then go for Shareaholic, as it allows to you specify different combinations of share buttons for desktop and mobile views.