Like Button for the Web

Changes to Social Plugins in the European Region

You may start to see some impact to Social Plugins due to an updated cookies consent prompt that will be shown to people using Facebook products in the European Region. We will no longer support the 'Like' and 'Comment' Social Plugins for European Region users, unless they are both 1) Logged into their Facebook account, and 2) have provided consent to the “App and Website Cookies” control. If both of these requirements are met, the user will be able to see and interact with plugins such as the 'Like' or 'Comment' button. If either of the requirements above are not met, the user will not be able to see the plugins.

The European Region is a specific list of countries including:

  • The European Union (EU): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

  • Non-EU Members, but in EEA-Only/EFTA or Customs Union: [EEA Only/EFTA] Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway;Switzerland: [EU Customs Union] all Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Monaco; UK sovereign bases in Cyprus; [European Customs Union] Andorra, San Marino, Vatican City.

  • Non-EU members, but part of European Outermost Regions (OMR): Martinique, Mayotte, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Saint-Martin, Madeira, The Azores, Canary Islands.
  • United Kingdom (all British Isles)

Get a Customized Like Button

Use the Like Button Configurator to get the Like button code to insert into your webpage.

  1. Set the URL of your webpage where you are placing the Like button
  2. Customized your Like button
  3. See a preview of your button
  4. Click the Get Code, and copy and paste the code into your webpage

Like Button Configurator

URL to Like
Action Type
Button Size

Use Open graph meta tags to edit your link preview. The og:url tag and data-ref attribute should be the same URL.

Full Code Example

Formatted for readability.

  <title>Your Website Title</title>
    <!-- You can use open graph tags to customize link previews.
    Learn more: -->
  <meta property="og:url"           content="" />
  <meta property="og:type"          content="website" />
  <meta property="og:title"         content="Your Website Title" />
  <meta property="og:description"   content="Your description" />
  <meta property="og:image"         content="" />

  <!-- Load Facebook SDK for JavaScript -->
  <div id="fb-root"></div>
  <script async defer crossorigin="anonymous" 

  <!-- Your like button code -->
  <div class="fb-like" 


Like Button HTML5 Attributes

HTML5 Attribute Description


The verb to display on the button. Can be either like (default) or recommend.


The color scheme used by the plugin for any text outside of the button itself. Can be light (default) or dark.


The URL of the webpage that will be liked.


If your website or online service, or a portion of your service, is directed to children under 13 you must set this to true. Default is false.


Selects one of the different layouts that are available for the plugin. Can be one of standard (default), button_count, button or box_count. See the FAQ for more details.


true means use the browser's lazy-loading mechanism by setting the loading="lazy" iframe attribute. The effect is that the browser does not render the plugin if it's not close to the viewport and might never be seen. Can be one of true or false (default).


A label for tracking referrals which must be less than 50 characters and can contain alphanumeric characters and some punctuation (currently +/=-.:_). See the FAQ for more details.


Specifies whether to include a share button beside the Like button, true or false (default). This only works with the XFBML version.


The button is offered in 2 sizes i.e. large and small (default).


The width of the plugin (standard layout only), which is subject to the minimum and default width. Please see the Layout Settings table for more details.

Layout Settings

Layout Settings are optional.

Layout Default Sizes


Minimum width: 225 pixels.
Default width: 450 pixels.
Height: 35 pixels (without photos) or 80 pixels (with photos).


Minimum width: 55 pixels.
Default width: 55 pixels.
Height: 65 pixels.


Minimum width: 90 pixels.
Default width: 90 pixels.
Height: 20 pixels.


Minimum width: 47 pixels.
Default width: 47 pixels.
Height: 20 pixels.

Change the Language

You can change the language of the Like Button by loading a localized version of the Facebook JavaScript SDK. Replace en_US with your locale, for example, fr_FR for French (France).

js.src = "{graph-api-version} />"; 

The width of a Social Plugin may need to be adjusted to accommodate different languages.