This article was published on September 3, 2011

Twitter adds a ‘Post Tweets to Facebook’ button in user profiles

Twitter adds a ‘Post Tweets to Facebook’ button in user profiles

Twitter has added a ‘Post Tweets to Facebook’ button in the user profiles section that will allow you to quickly and easily link your Twitter account to your Facebook account. The button, when clicked, will ask you to enter your Facebook credentials and then link the two accounts, allowing your Tweets to cross-post to Facebook as status updates.

Once you’ve linked the two accounts, you’ll see the space change to reflect that. Then, you can click the ‘Post Tweets to Facebook option to have your Tweets post there as well. there is a note the @mentions and @replies will not be sent, only ‘original’ Tweets.

Once you post a new Tweet with the option enabled, you’ll see it appear right in your Facebook status feed, with a clear indicator that it came from Twitter.

This is a nice additional option for those of us that like to post across both Twitter and Facebook at once. This has, of course, been possible for quite a while using third-party apps and plugins, but this is official support right within Twitter, which shows a rare moment of cooperation between the two social giants.

What do you think, is this something you’ll use? Or do you consider your Twitter messages just for Twitter. I guess it boils down to whether you share distinctly different things in each place.

Thanks to Chad Catacchio for the tip.

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