How To Link To A Facebook Post

How To Link To A Facebook Post

How to Link to Facebook Posts On Mobile

If you're on a mobile device, like an iPhone or iPad or Android phone, it's going to be slightly different. That's because most of us are likely using a dedicated app from Facebook when browsing Facebook posts. And if you're within the Facebook app, there's no direct access to the link for a post.

UPDATE! There's now a way to get the link for a post right from within the Facebook app. I can't say when this update was baked in since Facebook no longer elaborates on what gets changed with each app iteration. But now, if you're looking at a post in your Facebook stream, and you want to grab a link to that post, simply tap the Share button and tap the Copy Link option at the end. That will put a link to the post in your clipboard which you can then hold-tap and paste into any other app or email.

Alternatively, you can use the older method of calling up the desktop version of Facebook in a mobile browser, but why would you want to?

Instead, you'll need to open Facebook using a mobile browser like Safari or Chrome. Log in as normal (and click through the Save Browser question if you get it -- a security precaution from Facebook). 

Now, before you look for the post you want to link to, open the left menu by clicking on the three bar icon and scroll all the way to the bottom. Tap on the "desktop site" link to re-open Facebook in the normal desktop interface, rather than the reduced mobile version. While, technically, you could still get to individual URLs for specific posts while viewing Facebook's mobile version, the URLs will indicate that it's mobile and send recipients to the mobile version, even if they're on desktop. It's better to send them to the full desktop URL and allow their browser to detect their device automatically.

The display will likely be terribly small at this point, so you can zoom in if you need to, but you're now able to link to Facebook Posts using the method outlined above.

Linking to Facebook Notes is next.

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Mike Allton, Content Marketing Practitioner

Mike is a Content Marketing Practitioner - a title he invented to represent his holistic approach to content marketing that leverages blogging, social media, email marketing and SEO to drive traffic, generate leads, and convert those leads into sales. He is an award-winning Blogger, Speaker, and Author at The Social Media Hat, and Brand Evangelist at Agorapulse (formerly CMO at SiteSell).

As Brand Evangelist, Mike works directly with other social media educators, influencers, agencies and brands to explore and develop profitable relationships with Agorapulse.

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