[UPDATED] How Do I Post A Tweet To Facebook?

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?

Thanks,

-David

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

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. 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 shareStep one to posting a tweet to Facebook is finding the tweet you want to share

Step 2 – UPDATED (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.

Click the time indicator on the tweet to view the page for that specific tweetStep 2 in posting a tweet to Facebook is choosing the view the specific page for the tweet

Step 3 –  Once you are viewing the page for the tweet, you can copy the URL from the browser bar.

Copy the URL of the tweet you would like to share to FacebookStep 3 in posting a tweet to Facebook is copying the URL of the tweet

Step 4 –  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 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 –  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!

Cheers!

–Sean


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  1. فروشگاه اينترنتي says

     Your site is awesome and diverse. The suggestions provided were great, and I hope that you will always be among the best and give all your friends the information you need.

  2. This doesn’t help me considering i have 0 access to my twitter account on the computer nor on the web browser but only have access to my twitter on the app itself because of my iPhone’s autosave login feature. And if asked to recover the password on the web browser that’s the thing, i did that but the email i used I cannot login on that as well, the email itself is locked until given the OK that the email is not hacked.

  3. I just read your instructions but you sent the tweet to Facebook business page. My query was about regular Facebook….sending a tweet to regular facebook.

    • Sean R. Nicholson says

      Hi, Fernne. It works just the same. Just copy the URL to the tweet that you want to share and then paste out into your regular status update box. When you do that, Facebook will add the preview for the tweet and you can add your commentary. Hope that helps!

      • Louise Stanley says

        Something changed yesterday (1 Oct 2020). When I paste the URL, only the URL shows on the update box. No pictures, no comments, no preview appear.

  4. faculty of technology says

    good luck

  5. Godfrey Cassar Simmonds says

    I tried to post a link but on Twitter it said https://m.facebook.com/story.ph?story_fbid= and so on

  6. Thank you for sharing! Have an excellent day.

  7. Thanks. Worked

  8. This just posts a link to the tweet. I want the video that is playing in the tweet to play on facebook, because no one is going to take time to go over to watch a video on twitter, they want to be able to watch it on facebook

  9. I don’t have a ‘Copy link to Tweet’, only an Embed tweet which doesn’t work, just pastes a box of HTML.

  10. Down arrow doesn’t give me the choices you mentioned. It gives me these:
    Embed Tweet
    Follow @brandondarby
    Add/remove from Lists
    Mute @brandondarby
    Mute this conversation
    Block @brandondarby
    Report Tweet
    View hidden replies

    • Sean R. Nicholson says

      Thanks for the heads-up Leslie. It looks like Twitter removed the option. I updated the instructions in step 2 and 3 to provide information on how to copy the URL of the specific tweet.

      –Sean

  11. There is no copy link in the drop down menu with the arrow in the upper right corner.

    • Sean R. Nicholson says

      Hi Eddie. It looks like Twitter removed the option. I updated the instructions in step 2 and 3 to provide information on how to copy the URL of the specific tweet.

      –Sean

  12. Thanks

  13. David Walker says

    Is there a way to share a Tweet on Facebook without displaying the Twitter link? you used to be able to begin the posting process, then backspace over the link, and post the content. But Facebook ended that for some reason. Is there a workaround? for YouTube also. You can’t do it any more. It just seems cleaner not displaying the link.

  14. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. Your instructions for posting a tweet to FB worked perfectly. You explained and illustrated the steps very well.

  15. 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.


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