When we see a post from our Facebook friend that shares another post from someone else on Facebook, we want to reshare it.

My issue is that the share button will share the original post not my friend's post. (Facebook will omit his comment in my newly shared post.)

How can I reshare my friend's post not the shared link only?



I guess Facebook heard you because just 1 month after you posted it, it now happens by itself when you click "share" (unless you uncheck the option). Well, as long as you abide by the following rules:

  1. The secondary post must be completely public.
  2. The original item must be an external link and not a Facebook post.
  3. You share the secondary post on a wall (yours or anyone else's) and not in a private message.

If you stray away from any of these rules, the original answer still applies.

Original answer
Officially you can't. Facebook treats it like a comment of sorts, so it's just like you can't officially share comments.

However, you can "cheat" Facebook by sharing the literal link i.e. instead of the share button, get the URL from the post's timestamp:

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For example:

Hey everyone, see what my friend wrote:

It doesn't offer a preview, but it works...

  • I don't get it @LWC. How can I get the link to share as you suggested? – Nam G VU Sep 23 '15 at 2:32
  • Added screenshot and explanation. Does it help? – LWC Sep 23 '15 at 7:20
  • Updated the answer with Facebook's new feature. – LWC Apr 18 '16 at 19:21
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    So lovely. Great thanks! – Nam G VU Apr 19 '16 at 1:15
  • And so what if the original post is a Facebook post? The original trick does not seem to work either :-(. – sup Jul 9 at 9:51

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