Pandora adds Facebook, Twitter sharing


Pandora has added a sharing toolbar to its player that lets users share songs or stations via Facebook and Twitter. The first time you want to share something on the social networking or micro-blogging site, Pandora will ask you to take a few steps to connect your accounts. After that, it’s one-click sharing.

“Here at Pandora … it’s been frustrating to use Pandora to share the music you’re encountering with your friends,” the company wrote in a blog post. “You could send an email or embed a widget on MySpace, but in the age of Twitter and Facebook our offering has been pretty spartan. That all changed tonight…When you post songs to Facebook your friends will be able to listen to samples right in their news feed. On Twitter we’ll post a shortened link to a page featuring just the song or station you shared.”

Pandora also added an icon for music gifting. You can compile a music station especially tailored for a friend or loved one and then send that along via e-mail like an e-card or “a modern version of the mixtape,” PC Magazine quoted Pandora as saying.

The share feature is currently just for the website, but that the company is looking  deploy it in mobile and WiFi apps, said the PC Mag story.