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I have a friend of mine that posts nice quotes on Twitter. His tweets are then automatically posted also on his Facebook account.

Under his posts on Facebook I don't have a share option like for common Facebook posts so I cannot share quotes with my FB friends. (None one of them uses Twitter.)

Why there's no share option? Is there a workaround?

  • What app is he using to post tweets on Facebook? – Bibhas May 4 '12 at 12:05
  • @Bibhas: he linked his FB account in Twitter profile checking Allow Twitter to post on my dashboard – neurino May 4 '12 at 12:59
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Facebook has designed apps to act this way

It's a long standing bug that has been this way for quite some time https://developers.facebook.com/bugs/164888633588257

You are going to have to click through to your friend's Twitter profile and grab the link

It should look like this

https://twitter.com/#!/Drake/status/195337215600111616

And appear on Facebook as,

Twitter link on Facebook

Hopefully a better application will come around that can be clever with this bug.

  • Thanks, searching around seemed no one ever complained about this... – neurino May 6 '12 at 22:31
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Are you wanting ALL of his tweets to be posted to your Facebook profile?

If so, or if you want to only post tweets based on a keyword, check out ifttt.com (if this then that). You can automatically post across many different social platforms automatically.

You can get your friend's Twitter RSS timeline:

http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/USER_ID.rss

Where USER_ID is the Twitter id of the username you want to subscribe.

Simply input their timeline RSS into the RSS "this" on ifttt.com, then connect your Facebook profile in "that".

I use this method for multiple automated tasks.

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There is now a much easier way go about this.

SHAREABLE TWEETS lets you put a Facebook share link on your tweet that will share that specific status to Facebook. That tweet is "shareable" to Facebook.

Steps:

1) Click the timestamp on the tweet to get it's detail

2) Put 2fb.me before URL I.E > (https://2fb.me/https://twitter.com/shareU/status/936789197456777217)

3) Put this link on a tweet, the link is shareable to Facebook.


ref: http://2fb.me

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