Up until now, if you wanted the same post on both your Facebook and Twitter accounts, you had to set up Twitter sharing on Facebook and type in Twitter itself with a #fb at the end of your post. Now you have another option of making sure the same content goes across both your accounts. Facebook now lets you send your status updates to Twitter on personal accounts. It has been a feature of Facebook Pages for a while now, making life easier for brands, bands and public figures, where they're able to conveniently share their updates across their web presence. According to ZDNet, a few third party apps have allowed this kind of sharing before for personal pages, but Facebook, being the content sticklers that they are have stayed on top of blocking these applications.
Share from Facebook to Twitter now
In order to sync your Facebook account to your Twitter (even if you already have your Twitter account synced to Facebook), go to www.facebook.com/twitter. You can link not only your Facebook account but any pages that you might also be admin of. You will then be taken to an authorization screen for allowing Twitter to access your Facebook account. As usual, the app will not see your direct messages, nor will it read your Twitter password. You can choose what type of updates you want to send to Twitter on the next screen, whether it's only status updates, or updates and photos or even notes, events and/or videos. What this also means is you can type more than 140 characters without having to worry. Twitter will shrink your more than 140 character posts to a Facebook link with the entire post.
Published Date: Nov 05, 2011 01:34 pm | Updated Date: Nov 05, 2011 01:34 pm