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Last updated: August 31, 2020
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 of the sheer awesomeness of that particular 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 SEMrush:
When you click on the arrow in the top right corner, a list appears with two 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:
94% of all content generates zero backlinks. Sounds crazy 🤯 You don’t want to paint a masterpiece and lock it away in a storage shed, do you? That's why you need to have a solid content distribution strategy ➡️https://t.co/iA8JFVNBqR via @Brafton
— SEMrush (@semrush) September 6, 2019
The interesting 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.
If you are logged into Twitter on desktop, the interface for copying a direct link to a Tweet is slightly different. It gives you more options, but the Copy link to Tweet is actually missing.
Instead, use the Embed Tweet option, which allows you to copy the link in the page that follows:
Copy the link from here:
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:
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 Publish
The last step is the easiest one: 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.
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!