Amazon recently announced a new Kindle sharing experience that makes it easy for people to have conversations about the books they like. Users can now use their preferred messaging platform to share quotes and recommendations, even with people who do not use Amazon. Of course, Kindle readers already had the ability to share quotes and recommendations with all their friends on Facebook or Twitter, but now they can share with people outside of those platforms. Clicking on a book recommendation or shared quote now lets people start reading instantly, much like the typical links to articles and videos.
[blockquote author=Senior Vice President, Kindle.”]“The perfect quote in a book isn’t always the perfect quote for your whole social network. Now it’s easy to share exactly what you want in a Kindle book with exactly who you want.[/blockquote]
Here’s how the Kindle sharing works:
- From a Kindle book, easily share quotes, highlights, and recommendations with specific friends.
- Share via popular mobile messaging apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, as well as email, texting, and more.
- Share today from Kindle for Android, and coming to Kindle e-readers and other devices later this year.
- Friends who receive a share can instantly start reading a free book preview right from their phone, tablet, or PC—no need to sign up, sign in, or install an app.
The best part is that you can share a specific quote with a specific person, without having to blast it out over social media. The feature is live on now, so check it out.
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