How do you link directly to a wall post under the Facebook Timeline view of things?

With the old Facebook profiles, you can use Firebug (a Firefox add-on) to look at the wall post, and get the object_id.

With a Timeline profile, there is no object_id, rather there are:

  • contentid (sometimes negative)
  • contextwindowstart
  • contextwindowend

None of them work when placed in a direct link URL, e.g. http://www.facebook.com/[profile-username]/posts/[object_id].


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All you need to do to link directly to a post from the timeline is to click on the timestamp that shows you when it was posted.

That permalink will take you to a page featuring just that update and any comments attached to it.

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