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How to Share ANY Facebook Post

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Facebook is notorious for throttling the reach of pages and users by hiding the share button. Here’s a simple workaround that will allow you to share any facebook post in just a few seconds.

How to Share ANY Facebook Post

First, try to use the Facebook share button. It’s located beneath the post. When you click on share it should allow you to share it with friends, to your own facebook profile page, in messenger, to groups or to a page (if you’re an admin).

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When you click on it, it opens a window that gives you varying options. It should allow you to share it with your personal page, but since Facebook tends to throttle reach to force page admins to pay for advertising, this isn’t always an option. Such is the case in the image below:

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No worries my friend, simply right-click on the time/date tab when the post was shared. Then click on “Copy link address”.

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Once you’ve copied the link address, click on the home link which will take you to your own facebook page.

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Click on create post and hit ctrl+v at the same time to paste the link in the create post box.

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Here’s what it looks like once you’ve pasted the link in the box, give it a moment to populate your link.

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Then, simply highlight the link text and hit delete, then write in whatever text you’d like to accompany your post and hit the blue “post” bar at the bottom.

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This method can be used to share posts with groups, friends, in private messages, in comments or on your own facebook page.  Please feel free to ask questions or provide feedback in the comments below.

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      • I know many are wondering Why link previews aren’t generated for Facebook and Instagram posts any longer… this is due to a change in FB’s data privacy settings.

        There is still a work-around that does seem to work.
        1. Visit this Page
        2. Click on the Sharing Debugger Tab (top left side there are 3 tabs, “webmaster”, “Sharing Debugger”, “Batch Invalidator”
        3. Enter the URL of the link you want to debug/populate, then click “debug”
        4. Head back to your post, refresh the page and type the address in again. Tada! You’re Link preview should show up.

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  1. Is it just me or does Facebook seem to be throttling the reach of more and more pages unless they have an extremely liberal slant?

    I’ve tried to share more conservative posts and even this share method won’t work. They are blocking so much information in an attempt to control what people see and hear. It’s become rather scary!

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  2. Thank you! I have a Facebook page and they are constantly blocking me from using the share feature. I didn’t realize that I could bypass them by clicking on the date of the post!

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  3. I can click SHARE and a window comes up- then choose a page I admin/own and …nothing- there is no POST button to click….I can no longer share any public posts form my newsfeed or personal page, or any other public page to a page I admin. any ideas???? Is there a setting I need to change?

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    • Right, this is due to FB glitches. To share any post, follow the directions in the article above.
      1. Right click on the date/time
      2. Click CTRL+C to copy the link URL
      3. Go to your FB Page Admin or Page & click on “Create Post”
      4. Hit CTRL+V to paste the URL into the post box, where it will then populate the share link for you.

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  4. If only Facebook had its own community forum for page owners. Ridiculous that it doesn’t, and probably cannot, whilst Stack Overflow etc. probably won’t because it seems like something Facebook should be able to provide themselves.

    For this solution to work, I think you need to have switched your page to the ‘new pages experience’. If you don’t get a popup persuading you to make that change, it might not be possible, because Facebook’s UX/UI is dreadful, and they keep making it worse.

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