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Frustrated at having to post a status update, tweet, and promote your blog post all at the same time? We can help you take one element out of that equation by having your Facebook status updates automatically convert into tweets.
Linking Your Facebook Page to Twitter
Go to facebook.com/twitter and click on the “link to twitter” button. You can connect your personal profile (at the top) and/or any of your Facebook pages all from this page.
Note: you must be logged in to the Twitter account you are trying to link.
From there it will take you to a prompt to authorize Facebook to use your account. If you are not logged in, you will need to enter your Twitter username and password first.
Once you click on “Authorize” it will redirect you back to Facebook where you see the following screen and can select what type of content you’d like to share by clicking on the boxes.
Here you can decide how much information you want to share with Twitter then click “save changes” and you’re all set! Now you’ll be able to simply post a status update in Facebook that will save you from having to login to both services and post two separate updates.
Note: since Twitter has a 140 character limit, it will automatically truncate your post with an automatically created short URL (Example fb.me/XYC) that will link back to the original post on Facebook.
How to Unlink Twitter from Facebook
Note that you also have the option of undoing this link at anytime by visiting facebook.com/twitter. This is not an application by a third-party, but the official Facebook / Twitter integration. On this page, simply select the “unlink from Twitter” link next to the Twitter accounts you no longer wish to have associated with their respective Facebook pages. Incidentally, you can also access this connection from within Twitter.
Linking Your Tweets to Facebook
Additionally, you can post your Tweets to your Facebook page by going to twitter.com/settings/applications however as of June 2015 when we last checked, this feature is experiencing technical issues. There have been some comments below from our readers on their first hand experience and efforts to link them, however we’ll be sure to update this post when the issue is officially fixed and working again.
Social Media Management Tools
Update March 2016: Many of our readers have encountered issues with the link feature. After recreating the issue ourselves we have found the problem to be true, so we feel your pain. While the above instructions are intended to work properly, social media is an ever changing platform making it difficult to keep up with the technology. For that reason, we strongly encourage you to try out a social media management tool that accomplishes the same goal: posting content simultaneously to Facebook and Twitter. Better yet, most tools allow you to post to additional platforms like Linkedin and Google plus too so you can kill more than two birds with one stone. In fact, you’re in luck because we did an in-depth review of the various social media management tools comparing all the features so you can find which is the right fit for you. We are big fans of SproutSocial and have been using it for years, but there are plenty to choose from. So be sure to check it out and hopefully they can solve your posting problems.