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How to Autopost Your Facebook Posts To Twitter Automatically

Published by James Parsons on 12/08/2013

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Posting to Facebook and Twitter can be an important part of our daily business and personal lives, but having to manage two different social media accounts and posting the same information on both can become quite tiresome and time-consuming. There is a way to save time and increase productivity with these two sites by allowing your Facebook posts to automatically post on your Twitter account! This makes your social media life much easier to manage, because:

  • You only need to log in to one social media account, while being able to post to both simultaneously.
  • You get to choose which types of Facebook posts that you want to be automatically posted to your Twitter feed.

It is fairly quick and easy to set up auto post of your Facebook posts to Twitter. First, you just need to verify your App and Privacy Settings. Then, go ahead and link your Facebook and Twitter accounts. The following procedures explain how to set up your automatic posts, and how to discontinue them, should you choose to do so later.

Verifying App Settings

Before you can link your Facebook and Twitter accounts, your app platform in Facebook must be turned on. To verify that the platform is turned on:

  1. Log in to your Facebook account.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the Facebook page, click the gear icon.
  3. Select Account Settings from the menu. The General Account Settings page appears.
  4. On the left side of the page, click Apps. The App Settings page appears.
  5. In the Apps you use section, be sure that the platform is set to On. If the platform is set to off, click Edit, then click Turn On Platform.

Verifying Privacy Settings

In order for a Facebook post to be automatically posted to your Twitter feed, the privacy setting for that post must be set to Public. To set your default privacy setting for all future posts to Public using the audience selector tool:

  1. Under Privacy Settings, click Privacy. The Privacy Settings and Tools page appears.
  2. In the Who can see my stuff? section, select Edit next to Who can see your future posts? The audience selector tool appears as a dropdown menu.
  3. From the menu, select Public.

You can also use the audience selector tool to set the privacy setting of an individual post using the audience selector tool:

  1. Enter the update in your status update window.
  2. From the dropdown menu, select Public.
  3. Click Post.

Note: The audience selector tool remembers the privacy setting that you used for your previous post and uses the same setting the next time you share something. So, if your last post was a status update that you set to Public, your next post will also be set to Public unless you change the setting before your post it.

Linking Your Facebook Account to Twitter

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Once you have verified your app and privacy settings, you can link your Facebook profile and any Facebook pages that you have to your Twitter account. To link your accounts:

  1. In your browser address bar, go to: http://www.facebook.com/twitter. The Link My Profile to Twitter page appears.
  2. To link your Facebook profile to Twitter, click Link My Profile to Twitter.
  3. To link any Facebook pages that you have to Twitter, click Link to Twitter next to each page you want to link. The Authorize Facebook to use your account? page appears.
  4. Enter your Twitter e-mail or username and password in the appropriate fields.
  5. Click Authorize app. App authorization may take a few moments. Once the authorization is complete, a page appears displaying a list of the types of posts that can automatically be posted to your Twitter feed.
  6. Deselect the check box next to any types of posts that you DO NOT want to be automatically posted to Twitter.
  7. Click Save Changes. This change takes effect immediately. Any future posts (of the type that you indicated in the previous step) will now be automatically posted to Twitter.

Note: The Facebook app DOES NOT have access to your Twitter password or private messages.

Discontinuing Automatic Twitter Posts

If you ever want to discontinue automatic Facebook posts to your Twitter feed, there are two different ways you can accomplish this.

If you want to stop automatic Facebook posts to Twitter, you can disable all types of posts or limit it to certain types of posts. To discontinue all or just specific types of automatic posts:

  1. In your browser address bar, go to: http://www.facebook.com/twitter. The Link My Profile to Twitter page appears.
  2. For your Facebook profile and for each Facebook page that you have linked to Twitter, deselect the check box for each type of post that you no longer want to be automatically posted to Twitter.
  3. Click Save Changes. This change takes effect immediately. For each type that you deselected, no future posts will be automatically posted to your Twitter feed until you change this setting again.

If you want to discontinue all automatic Facebook posts to Twitter, you can unlink from Twitter. To do this:

  1. In your browser address bar, go to: http://www.facebook.com/twitter. The Link My Profile to Twitter page appears.
  2. Click Unlink from Twitter. The Link My Profile to Twitter page appears, and your Facebook and Twitter accounts are no longer linked.

Note: Following either of the processes above does not block the Facebook app from having access to your Twitter account. If you want to stop allowing the Facebook app to have access to Twitter, complete the procedure explained in the following section.

Revoking Facebook Access to Twitter

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You can also revoke (or permanently delete) Facebook access to your Twitter account. In this case, your Facebook and Twitter accounts will no longer be connected and posts will no longer be automatically posted to your Twitter feed. To do this:

  1. Log in to your Twitter account. Your Twitter home page appears.
  2. In the upper right corner of the page, click the Settings and help gear icon.
  3. Select Settings from the menu.
  4. Click Apps. A list of applications that have access to your Twitter account appears on the right.
  5. Locate the Facebook application and click Revoke access. Facebook access is now permanently revoked. To undo this and restore Facebook access, click Undo revoke access.

Tips

Here are a few tips to help you get the best results when creating Facebook posts that will automatically be posted to Twitter:

  • If you share a photo on your Facebook page, the post on your Twitter account will display a link to the photo on your Facebook page, not the actual photo.
  • If you share a video on your Facebook page, the post on your Twitter account displays an image of the video with a link to the video on your Facebook page.
  • When you use a hashtag in a Facebook post that will be automatically posted to Twitter, be aware that the hashtag will also carry over on the subsequent Twitter post.
  • Reminder: In order for your Facebook post to be automatically posted on your Twitter account, the Facebook privacy setting for that post must be set to Public.

Comments

  • @rorchita

    thank youu

  • Ken Humphlett

    I have done all the setup and verified the settings twice and nothing posts. .

  • my wifi life

    Great post and excellent instructions BUT, it’s not working for me šŸ™ Only wanting updates from a page I manage and they don’t seem to be appearing on my Twitter feed. Any ideas? Thanks again šŸ™‚

  • Fatih

    It doesn’t work for the facebook posts with photos, anyone know a workaround?