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Last updated: November 5, 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 dots in the top right corner, a list appears with various options. If you happen to be logged in, you will see more options than when you’re not logged in.
The option you need to select is the Embed Tweet option.
Click on that option and Twitter takes you to a new screen where you can copy the link to the Tweet.
In that screen, you will need to scroll up to find that link:
Simply select that link and copy it.
You can ignore the section with the code further below in that screen, which is only needed if you want to embed the Tweet in your website or app.
If you’re using the Twitter app on your phone, grabbing a link to a Tweet works a bit differently.
First, you need to select the Tweet you wish to share on Facebook.
Below that Tweet you will see various options. To copy the link to the Tweet, you have to select the option on the right:
This pops up a list of sharing options, and to copy the actual link all you need to do is click the Copy Link option.
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!