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How to make a post shareable on Facebook

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How to make a post shareable on Facebook: “The photo you posted yesterday on Facebook is really nice, but why can’t I share it ?!”. It is now the third person who tells you this and you would like to know why your friends are unable to perform an operation as simple as sharing the posts you have recently published on your profile Facebook. Of course not, your friends haven’t suddenly become clumsy, they just might not see the “Share” button under your posts. Do you know why? Because you may have changed some of your account privacy settings making posts you post in your diary unshareable.

You would like to remedy the situation but have not the faintest idea how to make a post on Facebook shareable? You have no reason to worry: in this tutorial I decided to tackle this very topic. If you dedicate a few minutes of your free time to me, I can show you step by step how to proceed to solve your problem both from smartphones and tablets and from computers. I guarantee it will be as simple as drinking a glass of water, I promise!

If you agree, I would say not to waste any more precious time and immediately take action: get comfortable, concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and, above all, follow the “tips” I am about to give you. You will see, your friends will be happy to be able to share your posts again. I wish you happy reading!

How to make a post shareable on Facebook

For make a post on Facebook shareable you need to use the privacy settings that “unlock” the button “Share” of the social network (hidden from other users, but visible to you). In fact, by selecting the privacy setting of your posts “Only me” or “Friends”, these cannot be shared; choosing as the privacy setting “All”, on the other hand, the posts can be shared without problems, since the share button will be present again. Let’s see in detail how to change these settings both from smartphones and tablets and from PCs, so as to allow other users to share the posts you publish on Facebook.

Android

Android Facebook post settings

You want to change the privacy settings of a post published on Facebook to make it shareable and you are using a device Android? All you have to do is log into your Facebook account, locate the post to be made shareable and change its privacy setting from the appropriate menu.

Start theofficial Facebook app on your smartphone or tablet, log into your account (if necessary), press the button (☰) located at the top right and press on yours first name in order to go to your profile.

At this point, locate the post that appears to be unshareable and press the button (…) placed at the corner of the latter, top right. In the menu that appears, tap on the item Change privacy, then select the option All from the screen that opens and, finally, presses on the symbol (←) at the top left to return to your profile. Easier than that ?!

If in addition to changing the privacy settings you need to change the post as well, I recommend that you select the option Edit the post (instead of “Edit privacy”) and then press the button (▾) located under your name and change the privacy setting by selecting the option All. Finally, click on the symbol (←) at the top left and then tap on the option Save located at the top right (after making the other desired changes).

Do you want to change the privacy settings of all posts you publish in the future? Nothing could be simpler: tap on the item What are you thinking about?, presses the button (▾) located under your name, change the privacy setting by selecting the option All and finally press the button end. Then publish the post to make the privacy change effective. All the posts you publish from now on will be visible and therefore shareable by your friends and other Facebook users.

iOS

IOS Facebook post settings

You would like to know how to make a post on Facebook shareable from your device iOS? The steps you need to follow don’t differ that much from the ones I described in the Android chapter. Even in this case, in fact, it is necessary to open the Facebook app, log in to your account, locate the post to be shared and change its privacy settings.

First, start theofficial Facebook app, log in to your account (if necessary), press the button (☰) located at the bottom right and tap on yours first name to go directly to your profile. Now, locate the post that appears to be unshareable for other Facebook users and press the button (…) placed at the top right, on the latter. In the menu that appears, tap on the item Edit privacy, select the option All from the screen that opens and, finally, presses on the item end located at the top right.

In addition to changing your privacy settings, would you like to change the post as well? In that case, press on the voice Edit the post (instead of “Edit privacy”), then click on the button (▾) located under your name and change the privacy setting by selecting the option All and then end.

If you want, you can change the privacy settings of any posts you publish in the future. To do this, click on the text field What are you thinking about? and, in the screen that opens, presses the button (▾) located under your name, change the privacy setting by selecting the option All, then on the voice end and publish the post. All the posts you publish from now on will be visible and shareable by all users of the social network.

PC

Facebook PC

Don’t you have the possibility to access Facebook from your smartphone or tablet right now? No problem: you can carry out the operations I mentioned in the previous paragraphs also from PC. After connecting to Facebook and logging into your account, all you have to do is locate the post you want to make shareable, change its privacy setting and that’s it.

To begin with, then connect to the Facebook login page, log into your account (in case you haven’t already) and click on yours first name which is located at the top, in the blue bar of Facebook, in order to go to your profile. Then locate the post you want to make shareable, click the button next to the publication time, located immediately below your name and select the option All from the menu that opens.

Alternatively, press the button of three horizontal dots at the top right of the post itself, click on the item Edit audience, then tap on the item All from the new panel opened. The setting, after pressing, will be saved automatically and other Facebook users will finally be able to share the post via the appropriate share button.

Do you want to change the privacy settings of all the posts you publish in the future in order to make them visible and shareable by all “by default”? Nothing could be simpler: click on the text field What are you thinking about? and, in the box that opens, presses the button located under your name and select the option All. From this moment on, all the posts you publish on your profile can be seen and shared by all Facebook users.

How not to make a post on Facebook shareable

Facebook settings

Do you want to achieve the opposite effect, that is to make sure that your posts on Facebook are only visible but not shareable by your friends and all other users? Then in this case the procedures to be followed are identical to those described above for Android, iOS And PC.

The only substantial difference is that instead of selecting the item All from the privacy menu, you have to press on the items Friends, to make the post visible only to those you have as friends on Facebook, or Only me, to make sure that the post is only visible to you. Very simple, right?