How to link a Twitter account to a Facebook Page?
It is not hard to keep your corporate Facebook page updated when you already actively maintain a Twitter account. Facebook offers the possibility to link your Twitter account to your page. This is a very easy way to keep more social media channels updated with the same effort. Wondered how to do this? Here is the answer:
Before you get started, make sure you are an admin of your Facebook page. If you are not, contact the person who is responsible for the page and ask him/her to make you an admin of this page.
Once you are an admin, you will see the button ‘Edit page’ when you are viewing your page. The button is located in the upper right corner of your page. Click it to open the Facebook page settings.
Now you are in the settings of your Facebook page. In the menu on the left side you will see . Click it to open the options for your page resources.
Once you have opened this menu option, you will see . This is the seventh option in the list of options in the middle of the page. Click it to open the preferences for linking your Twitter account.
Now you will see a page that explains the possibilities of this option. Click , which is located right in the middle of the page.
On this page you will see all Facebook pages that you are an Admin of. Click the button behind the page you want to link a Twitter account to.
Now you will be forwarded to the Twitter authorisation page. Fill out your username and password and click . If you were already logged in, you will only have to press the button.
Now you will be redirected to Facebook. Here you will see the options for linking your Twitter account. You can choose which types of Tweets can be posted automatically on your Facebook page. When selected the types of Tweets you want to publish, click the button.
All tweets posted from now on wil automatically be posted on your Facebook page!
- Make sure you link your corporate Twitter account to your Facebook page. There is no need for personal information in your corporate business communication.
- You can also use tools to manage your social media channels like Hootsuite and Tweetdeck. These tools give the opportunity to post your updates directly on your Facebook page. With these tools there is no need for linking your Twitter account as explained in this tutorial.
- The option of Facebook explained in this tutorial doesn’t post mentions and replies on your Facebook page (that include Tweets that start with an @).
By Stef van den Oever