Social media icons are graphic icons/buttons/images that link to a person or a company’s social media profile.

For example, if you have a Twitter profile, you can link a social media icon on your website to your Twitter profile in order for users to easily find you on Twitter.

There are options with some social networks to display other information such as your latest updates.

There are also sometimes additional options to provide other functionality, like a box and button that allow people to like a page on Facebook right from your website, without having to leave and go to Facebook.