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This article will show you how to link your Twitter Account to your Facebook Page and your Facebook page to your Twitter Account.
Please note the difference between a Facebook Profile and a Facebook Page. The Facebook Page is for your Business, if you haven’t set up a Business Facebook page yet, please Click Here to start and come back to this article to continue. Follow this step-by-step guide to connect your Twitter account to your company's Facebook page, and see the next section below to connect your company's Facebook page to your Twitter account. Please note that Facebook will allow you to share your Facebook posts on Twitter, and you can link your Twitter account to your Facebook Page so that you can share your Tweets on Facebook. Please also be aware that automatic posting is no longer available from Twitter to Facebook.
How to Connect a Twitter Account to a Facebook Page
First, make sure you’re logged in to both your Twitter account and your Facebook account.
Facebook has updated this process and made it even easier. I've placed the instructions below, but you can check them out here too:
You can link your profile or Page to your Twitter account so that you can share your Facebook posts on Twitter. After you've linked your profile or Page, you can choose the types of posts (example: status, photo) that you want to share on Twitter.
- To link your profile or Page to your Twitter account:
- Go to www.facebook.com/twitter
- Click Link My Profile to Twitter or Link a Page to Twitter
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
- To choose the types of posts that you want to share:
- Go to www.facebook.com/twitter
- Below Edit Settings, click to check the box next to the things you want to share on Twitter.
- Click Save Changes.
Note: Only posts that have been shared with Public on Facebook will be shared on Twitter. Learn how to choose the audience of your posts.
How to Connect a Facebook Page to a Twitter Account
These are instructions from the Twitter Help page, you can see them here.
Before you can link your Facebook Page, you have to link Twitter to your Facebook Profile.
- From your desktop computer, log in to the Twitter account you want to associate with your Facebook profile.
- Go to your Settings menu's Apps tab.
- Click Connect to Facebook.
- If you are not already logged in to Facebook, then you will be prompted to enter your Facebook login credentials. Enter your credentials and click Log in to sign in to Facebook.
- You will then receive a prompt explaining that Twitter will receive certain information from your Facebook account. In order to continue, you must select Continue as [Facebook name].
- You will then be prompted to select the privacy settings for who will see your Tweets and Retweets posted to your Facebook wall. It is set to friends by default.
- Click OK to complete the process.
- Your Tweets and Retweets will now post to your profile Facebook wall and your username will be displayed there as well. Replies will not be posted.
- Follow the steps above to connect to your Facebook profile.
- If you have not already done so, visit your Apps settings and grant Twitter “manage pages” and "publish pages" permissions for your Facebook profile.
- In your Apps settings, Select the page you'd like to connect to.
- When prompted, click to allow permission to post to the selected Facebook page.
If your Tweets do not post
Make sure the box to Post your Tweets to Facebook is checked in your Twitter Apps settings. Try disconnecting and reconnecting again.
A Few Things to Consider
In many cases, it's best to keep your Facebook and Twitter accounts separate. These channels have different roles and reach different audiences, and you should tailor your content for each accordingly. But, there are exceptions to this guideline. For some companies, connecting Twitter and Facebook is a way to save time and resources while maximizing content exposure across all channels.
If this is your goal, decide whether you need to link your Twitter account to your Facebook page or your Facebook page to your Twitter account, then follow the necessary steps outlined above.
**This article was updated 07/11/2019 by Ryan Hobbs**