How To Link Facebook Business Pages to Twitter
by Jo Shaer, on December 19, 2013
Jo, How Do I Link My Facebook Business Page to Twitter so that the status updates post on the home stream there?
In their July 2013 update, Facebook made a big gaffe and have neglected to include access to the Apps section. You need to go to here to access the page that allows you to control whether you post from your Facebook page to your Twitter account- thanks to Liz at Wee Rascal for the heads up.
Link Facebook Business Pages to Twitter
So, log in to Facebook and also log into the Twitter account for the business where you want your business page status updates to appear.
Then open a new tab by clicking on the Ctrl button at the bottom left of your keyboard and at the same time click on https://www.facebook.com/twitter/. Or copy and paste it into a new tab yourself whilst logged into Facebook.
You will see a page that offers you the chance to link your personal profile to Twitter and also any business pages.
Click on the Link To Twitter button next to the business page.
If you are not logged into your Twitter account already, you can do so here.
Once you have authorised the Facebook to Twitter app, you will go back to the Facebook page to Twitter link page.
- Status updates
All good sources of content to attract visitors from Twitter to your Facebook Page, although some gurus would suggest that it is not always a good idea to try to send Tweeters to Facebook since they have already chosen their platform.
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Selectively Link Twitter tweets to Facebook Business Page
My personal opinion on this is that, if it's good content, then they will want to be given the option to leave Twitter to see it. And, if you're posting from your blog to Facebook, it is another way of ensuring that your articles get another opportunity to be seen by a different audience.
If you want to post selectively from Twitter to Facebook, you can use the Selective Twitter app. By adding #fb to the end of your tweet, you can alert the app that you want this particular status update to be reproduced as a status update on Facebook. All you need to do is link your Twitter account as instructed and then use the #fb. With thanks to Roz at Say it with ecards for this tip
How to link Facebook Business Page to Twitter stream - sorted!
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