Share a post on Facebook: 10 steps (with pictures)

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Share a post on Facebook: 10 steps (with pictures)
Share a post on Facebook: 10 steps (with pictures)

Did a friend post something hilarious on Facebook and would you like to share it with people you know? On Facebook, you can easily share things that others have posted, such as status updates, images, videos, and more.


Method 1 of 2: Share with comments and likes

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Step 1. Find the content you want to share on your News Feed

If you want to keep the comments and likes of a post, you must reply to it. You can comment on someone's post or image.

  • You can also use this method to repost an old post of yours or a friend. Find the original post (you may need to go back through their timeline) and then read on.
  • This isn't exactly reposting, but it's the only way to move a post to the top of people's feeds without losing the likes and comments. If you share in a post, a new post will be posted and the likes and comments will be removed.
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Step 2. Comment on the post or image you want to share

Doing so will place it at the top of your News Feed, and it will end up on your friends' News Feeds. You can do this with older posts that you want to move back up, or with posts that your friends don't normally see.

You can also like the old, but it is less likely that it will rank higher

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Step 3. Don't use the 'Share' button if you want to keep the comments and likes

With this button you create a new message on your own news overview with the same content. It doesn't keep the original comments and likes, but you do have control over the post.

Method 2 of 2: Share something with your friends

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Step 1. Find the post you want to share

You can share almost anything that has already been posted by someone else. Scroll through your News Feed to find the status update, photo, or link you want to share with others. The only messages you can't share are messages from secret groups.

This way you don't keep the original likes and comments. If you want to share something that someone else has posted and you also want to keep the likes and comments, then you need to reply to the original post with a new comment

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Step 2. Click on the 'Share' link

You'll find this below the post, but above Like and Comment.

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Step 3. Choose where you want to share the item

When you click Share a new window will open. Use the drop-down menu at the top of the window to choose where to share the item. You can share the item on your own timeline, on a friend's timeline, in one of your groups, or in a private message.

  • If you select a friend's timeline, you will be prompted to enter the friend's name.
  • If you select a group's timeline, you'll be prompted to enter the group's name.
  • If you want to share it in a private message, you will be asked to fill in the recipients.
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Step 4. Add a new message

When you share something you have the option to add a new message to the item. This message appears above the shared item, with any original message below it.

You can tag people in the post by typing "@" followed by the person's name

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Step 5. Choose whether you want to mention who originally posted the message

By default, when a message is shared, the original author of the message is credited. You can choose to delete this message by clicking 'Delete' next to the name of the person who originally wrote the message.

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Step 6. Choose your privacy settings

You can use the drop-down menu at the bottom of the window to choose which friends can see your shared post. You can choose to make it public, visible only to your friends, visible only to you or you can choose from your lists.

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Step 7. Share the message

If you are happy with the settings of the message to be shared, you can share the message by clicking the 'Share' button. The message appears on the timeline or in the message you designated.

Depending on the privacy settings of the original message, you may not be able to share it with everyone


  • These steps also work with mobile versions of Facebook.
  • If the post doesn't have a Share link, then you'll need to copy and paste the content of the post into your own Facebook post.

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