First off, let me say how much I love my blog subscribers. I get a lot of really good feedback from my readers who ask questions that often go quite a bit beyond the articles the I write.
As an example, I wrote an article a while back testing different methods of posting photos from a desktop photo to Instagram. Some worked…some didn’t. But the feedback, recommendations, and additional tools that have been tested led to a follow-up article.
Just read the comments in the follow-up article and you’ll see the great input from readers.
In other words, my readers often help shape the content here on SocMedSean.com. Your questions and input help me identify common questions and develop content that tries to answer them.
This post is no exception. I received an email from a subscriber asked a great question:
Hi Sean – I’m trying my darndest to figure out how to post a tweet on my Facebook timeline. Any ideas how to make that happen?
The good news, is it’s actually pretty easy to do this.Sharing a tweet to your Facebook feed is pretty easy, once you know the steps. Click To Tweet
Understanding The Process Of Posting A Tweet To Facebook
So, if you are like David and in search of a way to post a tweet to Facebook, here are the steps:
Step 1 – Find the tweet that you want to share.
The first step to share a tweet to Facebook is to determine which tweet you want to share. In this case, I’m showing how to post a tweet of one my social media comics.
Step one to posting a tweet to Facebook is finding the tweet you want to share
Step 2 – UPDATED – Find The URL For The Tweet (Twitter removed the copy link item from the dropdown menu)
The next step is to click the time of the tweet so you are viewing the actual tweet page and not viewing the tweet from within your feed. The tweet time in the image below is indicated by the “23h” text, meaning it was tweeted 23 hours ago.
Step 2 in posting a tweet to Facebook is choosing the view the specific page for the tweet
Step 3 – Copy The URL For The Specific Tweet
Once you are viewing the page for the tweet, you can copy the URL from the browser bar.
Step 3 in posting a tweet to Facebook is copying the URL of the tweet
Step 4 – Paste The Copied Link For The Tweet Into Your Facebook Post
Next, just head over to Facebook, create a new post with your commentary, and paste the hyperlink to the tweet after the status.
Facebook will search for, and display, the preview of the tweet. Once the tweet preview is populated, I like to delete the actual URL to the tweet from my post. It just looks a little cleaner.
Step 4 in posting a tweet to Facebook is just pasting the URL to the tweet to your Facebook status update and then publishing it.
Step 5 – Publish Your Facebook Post With The Tweet Hyperlink
Next, just click “Publish” and you’re done. The tweet will be published to your timeline for everyone to like and share.
That’s it! That’s all there is to it.Sharing a tweet to Facebook is pretty easy, but you need to be aware of a couple limitations. Click To Tweet
Well, kind of. Just a couple things to keep in mind as you do this:
- If the user deletes the tweet, it will cease to show in your Facebook timeline anymore.
- If the user makes their Twitter profile private, only those that are allowed to view their tweets will actually be able to see the tweet.
Other than that, pretty straightforward.
NOTE: Twitter doesn’t offer an easy way to send a tweet to Facebook. There isn’t any direct Twitter to Facebook connection. Some social networks, like Instagram, allow you to immediately cross-post your content to other networks like Facebook and Twitter by simply checking a box. Unfortunately, Twitter doesn’t really offer that capability. If, however, you use a tool like Hootsuite to create your tweets, you can tell Hootsuite to send your tweet to Facebook, as well. Check it out, it’s a pretty nice tool.
Keep those comments and questions coming. I’ll do my best to answer them as best as I can.
If you have a better way to share a tweet to Facebook, leave it in a comment and I’ll check it out!
Saturday 17th of April 2021
I followed your instructions and other instructions on google to copy a video in twitter and post it on Facebook. How do you copy a twitter story with out getting the whole page in stead of just the story !! I don't want every thing else that is on the page copied with the story!!
Thursday 1st of April 2021
Is there a way to make a video tweet actually play the video in the Facebook post? Or will it just show a preview of the video. And if only a preview, can you choose another image other than the beginning image of the video, because that image is a black opening screen!
George B Hug
Monday 31st of August 2020
To remove the residual url, it seemed to work better to paste in the url, post the Tweet for FB, and then use the FB edit feature to delete the url. Otherwise, if you delete the url before posting, the whole tweet goes away.
Thursday 27th of August 2020
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Sunday 16th of August 2020
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. Your instructions for posting a tweet to FB worked perfectly. You explained and illustrated the steps very well.