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, 2012 at 12:05
  • @Bibhas: he linked his FB account in Twitter profile checking Allow Twitter to post on my dashboard
    – neurino
    May 4, 2012 at 12:59

3 Answers 3


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


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, 2012 at 22:31

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:


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.


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.


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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