How To Link To A Facebook Post

How To Link To A Facebook Post

How to Link to Facebook Notes

Now that Facebook Notes are seeing a resurgance (see, Facebook Brings Notes Into The Future, And It Is Gorgeous), many of us are going to be composing Notes and wanting to link to them.

First, below the Note you'll see the normal Facebook share button. You can use this to share to your personal profile, to a page you manage, to a Facebook Group, or even to one or more individuals.

Facebook Sharing

Share Now (Public) will share the post immediately to your personal profile, to your default setting (mine happens to be Public).

Share... will bring up a sharing dialogue where you can write an intro to your personal share, as well as select a Page or Group you have access to.

Send as Message will bring up a sharing dialogue where you can write an intro and then select one or more of your Facebook connections.

So if all you want to do is share a Note to Facebook in some way, the normal Share button should do the trick.

If you want to shrae the link though, whether in an email or to social media, here's how you get it.

On Desktop, simply click through to the Note and grab the URL right from your address bar. Each Note receives a unique URL that you can link to from anywhere else. Notes are accessible and viewable whether someone has a Facebook account or not, though there are no meta tags which means that link previews on other social networks will not look attractive. You can also right-mouse click on the date stamp within the Note and copy the link.

On Mobile, it's a little more complicated, but there is a way. Unfortunately, it requires that you have already shared the Note to your profile, and then grabbing that link. There's currently no way within the mobile Facebook app to get the link to a note directly. Once you've shared the Note, you can then go to that post in your timeline and tap the Share button and then Copy Link, just as we mentioned above.

And that's it! You now know the secret way to link to Facebook Posts. I will continue to keep this post updated as Facebook updates and changes their app, and the ability to copy a Facebook post link evolves.

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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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