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How To Share Facebook Posts On Twitter

**This Post Was Updated 26th November 2015**

I was reminded of a great Facebook tip for driving more fans and engagement whilst watching a video hosted by Mari Smith recently.  It was her final tip that reminded me that this was something that I really don’t do enough of.  The tip came up again at our blogger Meet-up on Monday.  So what was this top tip?  It’s a simple as sharing your Facebook Page posts directly to Twitter and asking for feedback.  But how do you do this?

Organic Facebook reach keeps declining and as it does we have to look at new ways to get people to see what we post. Some people choose to link their Facebook page to their Twitter but this looks lazy and spammy to Twitter users. What’s worse, when you post photos to Facebook this is what appears on Twitter:

Auto updates from Facebook look spammy
Auto updates from Facebook look spammy

And as you can see Twitter users are unimpressed:

Twitter users don't like this obvious automation
Twitter users don’t like this obvious automation

If you use these auto updates it can give the impression that you don’t log in to Twitter and just rely on these automated updates.

Today I’m going to show you how to link to a specific Facebook post from Twitter manually. It’s really easy, it should improve your organic reach and it could bring you more engagement.

How to Share A Facebook Post On Twitter

1. Click the timestamp at the top of the post you want to share. This will bring you to the page for that individual post.

Click on the timestamp to open the individual page for the Facebook post
Click on the timestamp to open the individual page for the Facebook post

2. Copy the complete link from the address bar of your browser

Copy the link
Copy the link

3. Paste the link into a Tweet 

It’s a good idea to tell people what to expect when they click in order to draw them in. For example the link I’m sharing above is to a cute video of a child with a dog. My tweet should reflect this.

Paste the link into a Tweet
Paste the link into a Tweet

To keep an eye on how many times Twitter users are clicking that link  shorten it before you post it to Twitter using Bitly.com.

Facebook Business Manager Users

If you are a Facebook Business manager user you’ll need to tweak this method slightly.

1. Instead of logging in to your page via Facebook Business Manager go to your personal account and search for your page.

Business page managers should search from their personal accounts.
Business page managers should search from their personal accounts.

2. This will bring you to your page but will treat you as a Facebook user rather than a business. To ensure you are in the right version of the page check that the toolbar at the top is blue.

3. Now find the post you want to share and follow the method above to add the link to that post to your Tweet.

When I origionally wrote this post I used to get a lot of link clicks on Twitter. Over the years this has declined. If you are going to use this method use it sparingly and only when you are sure Twitter users will like what is at the end of the link. Ask yourself is it entertaining or informative before you post. If it isn’t don’t share it. Twitter users will be less likely to click links from you in future if you send them to spammy or irrelevant content on Facebook.

 

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  • Great tip – thanks Amanda

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  • I found this blog post just following the bread crumbs – from twitter to your How To Get More Engagement On FB post to this one 🙂  Great tip, great blog.  

  • Thanks Terri, Glad you found it 🙂

  • Jimmy

    Thanks!

  • Anon

    Thank you **SO MUCH** for this post. I have tried very unsuccesfully all manner of “tips” – including those on Facebook “help”. But this post of yours got it sorted quick and easy!

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  • willaby

    I never knew you could do this. Pretty smart with the timestamp. Thanks for posting this!

  • I’ve been wondering for ages how to do this, it’s so simple when you know how! Thank you for sharing.

  • Dennis Brown

    Thanks – even my two teenage children couldn’t tell me how to do this 🙂

  • All Peak

    Thanks for the post. This is a great tip!

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  • Dee Kay

    OMG – thanks so much, this is too easy. super appreciate being able to do this

  • It’s just that simple 🙂

    Thank you x

    Bryan

  • Glad you found it useful Bryan 🙂

  • Thanks for sharing the great tip

  • really nice article.

  • Asif Ali

    You can also Read Related below Post

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    http://www.kingtricks.com/auto-post-facebook-posts-twitter/

  • Rebecca

    What if I don’t see a timestamp?

  • Hi Rebecca, there is always a timestamp. It could say ‘1 hour ago’ ‘1 day ago’ ‘wednesday’ or a specific date.

  • SalesXpert

    Hi Amanda,
    I would like to share the occasional Twitter post (from my own account) with my Facebook followers. Is there a way of doing this on an ad hoc basis? Can you help/advise? Note that I don’t want ALL my tweets to be seen on Facebook so changing Twitter profile settings doesn’t help me. Thanks in advance.

  • One question: I done this method recently on Twitter and added some hashtags. But: In the Twitter search my post doesn’t appear – even after minutes and a hour. I tried two other popular URL shortener but it didn’t work.

    So when I post a tweet with a Facebook link in (even shortened or not) my tweet is not visible in the search. 🙁

    What is the problem and what can I do?

    (I don’t wanted to tweet illegal or questionable stuff on Twitter. It was just a public post on a famous page on Facebook – which can seen from everyone, even is the person not logged in.)

    Sorry for my bad english. ^^’

  • Hi Mado,

    There are a few reasons. Here’s some from Twitter themselves: https://support.twitter.com/articles/66018-why-am-i-missing-from-search

    They have also changed their search algorithm recently (as you will see in the last line of that article). Not all results appear in search anymore… which is annoying. You could try using Topsy for search instead: http://www.topsy.com

  • Ben Thumwood

    Thank you! very helpful!

  • Akshay

    Great article. This is something different and unique article. Thanks Amanda. I would also like to share one info, if you want to share article on facebook but with selected friends & no other friend should see it, then you can, Here is how http://www.techuntold.com/how-to-share-posts-with-selected-friends-on-facebook/

  • Yes I use an app called Selective Twitter: https://apps.facebook.com/selectivetwitter/

  • This is good information on sharing. I’d add IFFFT.com and tell others to use thes methods too

  • Shannon Mosley

    I have a question… there is an employee contest from my work and I shared the post on Facebook, but also want to get traffic from twitter to the post I shared. How do I do that so it goes to the post I shared and not being shared from my companies Facebook page. I hope I am making sense 🙂

  • Makenzie

    Amanda, I need help in tweeting a specific item on my Facebook page. I tried the steps listed but I get a message that says “sorry, page not available”. I am trying to tweet a post I have on my Facebook…..In essence, I am promoting a book for a friend and need to tweet that to twitter. Any suggestions?

  • You can automate this process here: https://www.facebook.com/twitter/

  • mycircuits9

    Hi Amanda, Great Post.. Try this online tool to share Facebook videos on Twitter. http://www.coolfacebookapp.com/share-facebook-videos-to-twitter-online-tool/ It will be great to users, if you mention about this tool on your Post.

    Thank You, Have a Good Day.

  • Jurisrachel

    Thanks so much! Even with two degrees, I couldn’t figure this out. 🙂

  • Glad you found it useful 🙂

  • Yup and I explain why that’s bad at the top of the post 🙂

  • A great, great tip. Thanks so much!

  • Apologies I missed your comment before. If the page you are trying to link to is private or if the audience is limited you won’t be able to share it publicly.

  • Sorry only seeing this comment now. Firstly make sure that your post is public. Then click on your timestamp, next to your name and follow the process above.

  • Boba

    Thanks for your clear and helpful explanation, it hits bull’s eye 🙂

  • Thank you! You just got yourself a new subscriber and a loyal folower 🙂