Although you are new to the world of technology and have only recently started using Facebook, your desire to share thoughts and material with your friends online is huge. Now, however, you have found yourself faced with a small obstacle that has blocked you: you would like to post the link to a web page (a link, to put it in the jargon) directly on your Facebook diary and you do not know how to do it.
Fear not: sharing a link on Facebook is one of the easiest things in the world… once you find out how to do it, of course! So I would say not to waste any more time and to immediately see in detail how to publish a link on Facebook to report news, websites, and articles to your friends. I bet that as soon as you finish reading this guide you will wonder how you did not get there by yourself!
So, what are you doing still standing there? Courage: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading this guide, and, above all, try to put into practice the instructions I am about to give you. I’m sure that, if you do, you won’t have the slightest problem posting links on the most famous social network in the world (but, please don’t overdo it or you risk annoying other users). I wish you good reading and, above all, have fun!
Publish a link on Facebook from smartphones and tablets
Are you going to publish a link on Facebook by acting as a smartphone or tablet? Nothing could be simpler: after copying the link in question (by making a long tap on it and selecting the Copy item from the menu that opens), start the Facebook app on your Android or iOS device, log in to your account (if necessary) and tap on the text field What are you thinking about?
In the screen that opens, tap again on the text field What are you thinking about?, hold down on it and press the Paste item that appears on the screen. As if by “magic”, the link will be immediately posted and you will be shown a preview of its content. Before publishing it, you can replace the address shown above with a short personal message: all you have to do is select it and type the text you want to show (eg Look how interesting this article is! ).
As soon as you are ready to do so, publish the content by pressing the Share item and, after selecting the News Section and/or Your Story option (if you want to publish it also in a Facebook story ), press the Share now button and the game it’s done.
Using the drop-down menu immediately under your name, you can also decide the level of privacy and therefore the audience to which the link is displayed (eg Everyone makes the link visible to all users of the social network, Friends only to your friends ).
Post a link on Facebook from your computer
The procedure for posting a link on Facebook from a computer is just as simple. All you have to do is copy the URL of the web page you want to link on Facebook (i.e. the text you see in the address bar of the browser) and paste it into the box where you usually write your status update, present on the main page of the social network.
To proceed, then, log in to Facebook from its web version (or from its application for Windows 10 ), right-click on the text field A costa am I thinking about [your name]? and select Paste from the menu that opens. Within a few seconds, you will see the title of the linked web page and an image from it appear under the box for updating the status.
At this point, you can also delete the previously pasted address (just select it and press the Delete / Backspace key ), replace it with a message of your choice and click the Share button to publish the content in your personal diary (making sure it is selected the News Section and/or Your Story option ).
Using the drop-down menu located next to the News section item you can also choose the audience to display the link: Everyone to show it to all users of the social network, Friends to show it only to friends, etc.
Share a Facebook link on WhatsApp
Scrolling through the Facebook news feed, did you come across a funny link that you want to share with your WhatsApp contacts? I guarantee you that succeeding is not complicated at all. Let me tell you how to proceed.
From the Facebook app, press the Share button (the arrow icon pointing to the right) and, if you are working from an Android device, tap on the item Copy the link. Then open the WhatsApp app, tap on the name of the contact (or group ) to whom you want to provide the previously copied link, and make a long tap on the typing bar at the bottom. At this point, press on Paste, wait for the preview of the link to appear and then press the airplane symbol to forward the message containing the link in question.
The procedure to be carried out on the iPhone is almost identical. After pressing the Share button located near the post whose link you want to copy, tap on the item Other options …, press the WhatsApp item (so as to open the famous messaging app ), and select the name of the person (or people ) to which you want to send the link and then presses the Forward and Send items, so as to forward it.
Share a link on a Facebook group
Are you going to share a link on a Facebook group you belong to? To do this, all you have to do is copy the address of your interest, go to the group in which you want to share it, and paste it into a new post (clearly it is assumed that the group administrators have given you consent to publish the link in question). Here’s how you need to proceed both from mobile and from the computer.
- Smartphones and tablets – log into your Facebook account from its app for Android or iOS, press the button (≡) at the top right (on Android) or bottom right (on iOS), and tap on the Groups item. Then select the Groups tab from the screen that opens, press on the name of the group of your interest, tap on the text field Write something …, make a long tap on the displayed text field, press on Paste, and then on Publish (in the top right).
- Computer – after logging in to Facebook, click on the Groups item (on the left, in the Explore section ), click on the name of the group you are interested in, right-click on the Write something … item, select the Paste item from the context menu and presses the Publish button.
For more information on how groups work on Facebook, consult the guide I linked to you. I am sure that this reading will also be useful to you.
Share a Facebook link on Instagram
If you came to this guide with the intention of sharing a Facebook link on Instagram, I’m sorry but I have to disappoint you: the photographic social network works differently from its closest “relative” (Facebook), as it does not allow you to insert any links in published posts.
The only thing that Instagram allows you to do is to post links in Stories, but only to users who have at least 10,000 followers. If you want more information on how to unlock this feature, I encourage you to read the deepening in which I explain how to put links in Instagram stories. I am sure this reading will also be useful to you.
Insert a YouTube link on Facebook
Do you want to share a link to a video taken from YouTube on Facebook? To do this, you simply need to copy the link to the movie of your interest from the YouTube app or its web version, log in to Facebook and paste the link to publish in a post. Below you will find explained how to proceed both from mobile and from the computer.
- Smartphones and tablets – from the YouTube app for Android or iOS, press the Share button and tap the Copy link item (if the video is not playing, press the three dots next to its cover and press the Share items> Copy link ). Then log in to Facebook, tap on the item What are you thinking about?, paste the link and share the post that contains it by pressing the appropriate buttons (if you have difficulty, review, and information in the first chapter of this tutorial).
- Computer – after going to YouTube, locate the video whose link you want to copy, press the Share button, and then the Copy item in the Share a link box. Alternatively, you can copy the content of an open video by selecting the URL in the browser address bar, right-clicking on it, and selecting the Copy item from the menu that opens. Then log in to Facebook, right-click on the item What are you thinking [your name]? , select the Paste item from the menu that opens and share the post by pressing the appropriate button (if you have difficulty doing it, review the information in the second chapter of this tutorial).
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