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Google brings '+1' button to international search pages

Google continues to take on Facebook's "Like" button with its new "+1" as the feature goes worldwide today.

Google continues to take on Facebook's "Like" button with its new "+1" as the feature goes global today.

The +1 button tool has already been available on Google search pages in the United States for a few months and on individual websites for several weeks.

It will now be expanded to google.co.uk, google.de, google.jp and google.fr. Other international versions of Google will follow later, although the Goog hasn't revealed a timeline just yet.

It's not just Google search pages that will be getting the +1 treatment. Plenty of foreign-based news and multimedia sites will also implement Google's favoring feature, including Spain's El País, The Australian and TechCrunch Japan.

Developers and webmasters stateside as well as abroad who are interested in adding the +1 button to their websites can utilize Google's online guide. The liking feature is supported in 44 languages.

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