How to use Twitter with Facebook
Important: A recent update to the Facebook Platform Policies ended the ability to automatically post Tweets to your Facebook profile or page.
This article shows you how to connect your Twitter and Facebook accounts so that your Tweets and Retweets will automatically post to your Facebook wall.
Connect your Twitter account and your Facebook profile
- From your desktop computer, log in to the Twitter account you want to associate with your Facebook profile.
- Go to your Settings menu's Apps tab.
- Click Connect to Facebook.
- If you are not already logged in to Facebook, then you will be prompted to enter your Facebook login credentials. Enter your credentials and click Log in to sign in to Facebook.
- You will then receive a prompt explaining that Twitter will receive certain information from your Facebook account. In order to continue, you must select Continue as [Facebook name].
- You will then be prompted to select the privacy settings for who will see your Tweets and Retweets posted to your Facebook wall. It is set to friends by default.
- Click OK to complete the process.
- Your Tweets and Retweets will now post to your profile Facebook wall and your username will be displayed there as well. Replies will not be posted.
Connect your Twitter account to a Facebook page
If you have a Facebook Fan Page, or are the admin of one, you can post Tweets and Retweets from your Twitter account to your Facebook Page.
- Follow the steps above to connect to your Facebook profile.
- If you have not already done so, visit your Apps settings and grant Twitter “manage pages” and "publish pages" permissions for your Facebook profile.
- In your Apps settings, Select the page you'd like to connect to.
- When prompted, click to allow permission to post to the selected Facebook page.
To control who sees your Tweets, Retweets and username, go to your Facebook Application settings and click Edit for the Twitter app to restrict who can see your Tweets and Retweets on your Facebook wall. Unless you have explicitly chosen to authorize Twitter for Facebook to connect your Twitter account to your Facebook account, we will not cross-post to Facebook on your behalf, or display on Facebook your Twitter username, profile picture, or other profile information.
When you choose to connect your Twitter account to your Facebook account, the Facebook authentication dialog screen specifies the Facebook account information that you authorize sharing with Twitter, including your public profile and birthday. This information allows us to cross-post between Twitter and Facebook and may help us improve your Twitter experience, for example, with better suggestions and content on Twitter. If you disconnect your Facebook account from Twitter, we will delete the Facebook account information that you previously authorized. Please note that it may take up to a few weeks for this information to be fully removed from our systems.
If your Tweets do not post
Make sure the box to Post your Tweets to Facebook is checked in your Twitter Apps settings. Try disconnecting and reconnecting again.