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
So, if you are like David and in search of a way to post a tweet to Facebook, here are the steps:
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.
Step 3 – Once you are viewing the page for the tweet, you can copy the URL from the browser bar.
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 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!