Very few people today use only one social media network, and understandably so: each appears to offer entirely unique means of social interaction, sharing, learning, and entertainment. Only Instagram offers a feed of photos and pictures to look at, only Twitter a stream of thoughts, opinions, news, and discussion in bite-sized Tweets, only Facebook has the marketplace and community Pages you like to use. And so on, and so on.
As an individual, just as much as a business or brand, the ability to post across your various platforms is often key, either as a time-saving device – allowing you to create one post and simultaneously share it, effectively labor-free, across multiple apps – or as a marketing measure: ensuring that the different audiences your business or brand attracts on different social media networks are all exposed to the same content.
This, most of us know, has been made incredibly simple, and often when posting on one platform, the option to share to another is embedded into the posting mechanism. Moreso, of course, between platforms owned by the same company: Facebook and Instagram, for example. But what about Twitter and Facebook? Two titans of the technology industry, they are individual companies with different functionalities, different set-ups, different modes of operating. Would it be possible to share a Tweet, for instance, directly from the Twitter website or app, and onto our Facebook profile or Page?
Luckily for us, it absolutely is possible. All you need to do to share a Tweet on Facebook is to follow these simple steps:
- Open up your preferred browser and navigate to the Twitter website. If prompted, login, or sign-up if you’re yet to create an account.
- Locate the Tweet you wish to share on Facebook or create a Tweet by beginning to type in the ‘What’s happening?’ box at the top of the page, or by clicking the Tweet button in the left-hand sidebar.
- Once you have published your Tweet, or located one (of yours or of someone else’s) which you wish to share to Facebook, click the three grey dots to the top-right of the Tweet.
- From the drop-down menu, click Embed Tweet. This will take you to a separate page.
- Now, scroll back up to the top of the page, and under the title ‘What would you like to embed?’ double-click the link to highlight it, and copy by right-clicking and selecting ‘copy’ or by pressing CTRL+C on your keyboard.
- Using your preferred browser, navigate to the Facebook website. If prompted, login, or sign-up if you’re yet to create an account.
- Navigate to Home via the house-shaped icon at the top of the page.
- Create a post either by clicking on ‘What’s on your mind?’ or on the + icon in the upper-right corner of the page, and select ‘Post’.
- Now, paste your link from Twitter into your post, either by right-clicking and selecting ‘paste’, or by pressing CTRL+V on your keyboard.
- Facebook will now pull the Tweet from Twitter and display it embedded into your Facebook post. You can now personalize the post by writing something about the Tweet. You can even delete the URL link from the body of the post itself since Facebook will now have embedded the Tweet into your post.
- Once you’re satisfied with your shared Tweet post, click Post.
- Open up the Twitter app on your mobile phone. If prompted, log in, or sign-up if you’re yet to create an account.
- Locate the Tweet you wish to share on Facebook or create a Tweet by hitting the blue feather-quill button in the bottom-right.
- Once you have published your Tweet, or located one (of yours or of someone’s else’s) which you wish to share to Facebook, click the ‘Share’ icon underneath the Tweet, to the right of the ‘Comment’, ‘Retweet’, and ‘Like’ icons. It looks like three dots connected via lines.
- You should now see an option to share the Tweet directly to your Facebook News Feed on your Facebook app. Click this and you’ll be navigated over to your Facebook app. Alternatively, you can hit ‘Copy link’, and manually navigate to your Facebook app.
- On the Facebook app, if you followed the Facebook News Feed button from Twitter, you’ll be prompted to personalize your shared Tweet post by writing something about it. Otherwise, if you copied the link from Twitter manually, then create a post by hitting the ‘What’s on your mind?’ bar at the top of your homepage. Now paste the Tweet link in, and personalize your post. Remember, you can delete the actual URL link from the post as soon as Facebook’s embedded the Tweet.
- Once you’re satisfied with your shared Tweet post, click Post in the top right.
And there you have it, two straightforward methods for both PC and mobile app, which will allow you to share any Tweet you like directly into your Facebook News Feed as a post. Note that the process is noticeably simpler on the mobile apps, thanks to the newly implemented Facebook direct share button, however, it is also easy to do on the PC, if this is your preferred mode of working.