Updated: How To Auto-Post Between Facebook & Twitter

How To Auto-Post Between Facebook & Twitter

Facebook to Twitter, Twitter to Face

It’s been quite a while now since I published the original ‘How to Connect Facebook to Twitter” post and it is still very popular. In the time since I first wrote the article however, both social networks have made changes to their design and navigation, so I decided I would revamp the guide with up to date instructions and screenshots.

So if you are here to discover how to connect Twitter to Facebook (or vice versa) to auto post between social networks then read on.

Whether you connect Twitter to post on Facebook or Facebook to post to Twitter is up to you, it really depends on which network you prefer to be on. Do not connect the same two accounts both ways though or it will result in a loop, with an update posted on Facebook going to Twitter, then Twitter bouncing back to Facebook and so on.

We will start with auto posting from Facebook to Twitter, scroll down if you would rather learn how to auto post tweets onto Facebook.

How To Connect Facebook To Auto Post To Twitter

OK, first thing you need to do is log into Facebook. Then enter this address into your internet browser (or click the link)  https://www.facebook.com/twitter/ - The page should look like this…

auto post facebook to twitter step1

You can send updates from a page you manage or your personal Facebook account.  Click, ‘Link to Twitter’  next to your name or the page you want to connect to Twitter.

You will have to authorise Facebook to use your account. Make sure if you are already logged in to Twitter you are using the right account you want to connect to.

Once authorised, you can now get a bit specific with which type of updates you want to auto post.

auto post facebook to twitter step3 - extra settings

Click ‘Save Changes’ and you are done. From now on your Facebook status updates will be auto-posted to your Twitter account.

How To Connect Twitter To Auto Post To Facebook

If you would rather use Twitter to Facebook auto-posting then this is how it’s done. Log in to Twitter and click the little cog to access your account settings.

auto post twitter to facebook step1 - twitter settings

When you get to your settings page, click on ‘Profile’ in the left side menu, then scroll down to beneath where your bio is…

auto post twitter to facebook step2 - profile settings

You will see a button that says ‘Connect to Facebook’, click it and a pop up window will appear asking for permissions.

auto post twitter to facebook step3 - grant permissions

Click OK to allow and then you should see that Twitter is now connected to Facebook.

auto post twitter to facebook step4 - connected

If you see an error, try refreshing the page if you see that your account has been connected then you are done. From now on all of your tweets will be automatically posted to your Facebook page timeline.

This social media auto-post tutorial was brought to you by Digital Marketing HQ. If you have any problems, questions or suggestions please leave a comment below this post and I will do my best to help.

10 Comments

  • Rani August 13, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    thanks this link is very use full thanks for being supportive

  • Dean Collins September 10, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Shame you can only use 1 twitter account to post to 1 facebook page

    When are these companies going to allow us to automate, I have 14 different twitter accounts and 14 different facebook pages.

    I simple want to post to pages when I tweet something……frustrating.

    • Jon Bradley September 19, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      Hi Dean, thanks for reading.

      So you want to connect 1 twitter account to 14 fb pages?

      You may be able to set up a bunch of IFTTT accounts to handle a twitter to fb page automation, but, you would need 14 different IFTTT accounts. So it’s not ideal.

  • Surendra Chauhan September 26, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    thank you its a really nice article but please tell also about auto post from wordpress to facebook. thank you iin advance.

  • Kathy Estadt October 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Very helpful article and link. I tried to get this information using Facebook’s Help pages and the search results were not even related to my query. Thanks for providing it.

    Your captcha on comments submission is also interesting and something I may try to employ on my blog. About 80% of my comments there are spam. Is it working well for you?

    Another question: I am not seeing any dates on your posts and I like to search for articles on the ever-changing world of social media using the date filter in Google. I may just be missing them, but do you have a strategic reason for not dating your posts?

    Again, thanks for a really helpful article.

    • Jon Bradley April 16, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Hi Kathy.

      Capcha works ok at reducing spam comments but it’s not perfect. The reasons I don’t date posts are 1. I like to make my design as clean as possible and 2. So that my visitors don’t judge an article on age but rather the content. I admit though I didn’t know that it may hamper certain searches, so that’s something for me to think about. Thanks

      Jon

  • julie jamison October 27, 2013 at 2:31 am

    Thanks so much for this easy to follow post! I’ve been looking everywhere for an easy tutorial on this and finally found it!

  • Eric November 13, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Looks like the facebook.com/twitter page is broken??

  • Chris January 1, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Thanks for this useful guide, I never knew that page was there on Facebook! :)

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