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Facebook Pages can’t share other posts (a workaround)
We manage social media accounts for companies and it’s just come to my attention that Facebook Pages are currently not able to share other Page’s posts. So if you see a cool update from another business you’re now unable to share it to your audience for some business to business kudos.
Looking at the forums it’s a massive problem and something Facebook will be looking into. But until then, here’s a cool workaround to keep you sharing posts and helping each other out on Facebook.
Here’s a simple workaround until Facebook fix it
- To share the post of the Page go to the actual post by clicking on the date or time that it was posted (this ensures that you have the exact URL of the post).
- Then copy the URL from your browser (Select all and copy to your clipboard cmd + A cmd + C on a Mac or simply highlight all the text and right click and copy on Mac or PC).
- Then click on your home or logo from the top bar and start a new status update.
- Paste your URL into the new status. Wait for the image of the post to upload and then delete the messy URL (the post will still link).
- Now write a short intro or whatever you were going to post in front of it so that your audience understands the share. Make sure you also tag the Page by typing @ and then the page name, so that they know you shared it.
And voila! You’ve shared the post as a status update and the Page owner will still know that you’ve shared it too.
Hope this helps and I hope that Facebook fix this issue really soon!
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