How to Share a Tweet on Facebook

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Ever wanted to share a Tweet on your Facebook timeline or on your Facebook page and you couldn’t work out how to do it?

One would be forgiven for thinking that this is an easy thing to do, but it’s actually not as straightforward as it may sound.

Before you read on, this article is not about auto-posting from Twitter to Facebook by connecting your Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Instead, the below steps describe the manual process of sharing a Tweet on Facebook. That’s right, manually, No funky automation tricks here unfortunately.

Because who would want Twitter to auto-share everything on Facebook anyway? They are two very different platforms, so there is no point auto-sharing between the two.

Sharing a Tweet on Facebook – Step by Step

But sometimes you do want to share a Tweet – yours or someone else’s – with your Facebook friends or your Facebook page followers because it’s an awesome Tweet.

Here’s how to do it in 3 simple steps!

1: Get the Direct Link to a Tweet

The first step is most likely what most people are struggling with: how to actually get the direct link to a tweet.

Well, it’s actually quite easy. Check out the below screenshot of a Tweet by Ahrefs:

Copy link to Tweet

When you click on the arrow in the top right corner, a list appears with a few options. That first option, Copy link to Tweet, is what you need to use.

So click on that option and the link is copied to your clipboard. You can quickly test this by pasting it in a notepad to see what the link looks like.

As a side note, that second option you see there, Embed Tweet, that’s what you use when you want to share a Tweet on your website. Like this:

The funny thing is though that you can also just use the copied link (the one we’re going to use for Facebook) in your website and it works just as fine.

In other words, there is really no need to use the embed code that comes with a lot of extra HTML bits and pieces.

But let’s not digress, on to step two!

2: Create a New Facebook Post and Paste the Tweet Link

Now all you have to do is go to Facebook, create a new Post, and paste the link in the draft dialog box, like this:

Create new Facebook post with link to Tweet

As you can see, Facebook will immediately pull all the information related to the Tweet from Twitter and display it in the preview box.

3: Add Your Own Thoughts and Hit Publish

The last step is the easiest one: hit publish!

But before you do that though, it’s good practice to add your own thoughts to the post. Simply sharing a link is a bit boring, you really want to add your own commentary to keep your Facebook followers engaged.

Publish Tweet on Facebook

You can now also remove the actual link from the post if you want to, because Facebook has already picked up all the details it needs.

And that’s it, this is how you can easily share a Tweet on Facebook!

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  1. So how can I download the link so I can email it to my non-facebook friends? The video is now on FB but I am unable to download from FB.

    • Janet, you can simply right click on the video and copy the URL. Share that URL with your friends and they should be able to watch the video without being logged into Facebook.

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