How to Get Twitter to Update Your Facebook Status

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In this step-by-step guide you will learn how to sync Twitter and Facebook. This will save you a ton of time by allowing you to update only one site and stay current on both sites.

In this guide we assume you are already on both Twitter and Facebook.

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To get Twitter to update Facebook, you need to setup Facebook to grab your most recent Tweets. Once you get that setup, Facebook and Twitter will update each other automatically. Facebook will not grab @replies, only regular tweets.

Step #1

Visit the Twitter app page on Facebook, or search for Twitter in Facebook, click on the app, and then click on “go to this application.”

Step #2 Click Allow

Clicking allow will let Facebook update Twitter.

Allow Facebook to Update Twitter

Step #3 Twitter Username & Password

Step 2 Twitter -> Facebook

Type your TWITTER username and password here. If you type your Facebook login info you will get a fail page.

Step #4 Test

Congratulations now when you update Facebook it will also update twitter.

Step 3 Link Facebook to Twitter

You should now be able to see Tweets in Facebook. Go ahead and type what you are doing to test that everything is working. You get bonus points if you link to this post when you do it.

Step #5 Allow Twitter to Update Your Facebook Status

You are not done yet. Your tweets won’t update Facebook yet. You need to find the following button on the top right side of the page.

Step 5 Sync Twitter & Facebook

Click it the button. It won’t bite I promise 🙂

Step #6 Click Allow Again

Facebook likes to get your permission for stuff.

Step 6 Allow Updates to Facebook from Twitter

Once you click allow you should be good to go.

Step #7 Test Again

Now you want to go to www.twitter.com and post a tweet and see if it updates Facebook. If it does then you are good to go. If it doesn’t, leave a comment and let us know what went wrong.

Step #8 Edit Your Settings (optional)

Chances are the default settings are what you want. But in case they are not, Facebook has conveniently hidden the setting page so that you need to read this guide to find it. To edit your twitter settings:

  1. Visit the facebook app settings page.
  2. Click Edit settings next to Twitter
  3. Select the options you want and then click okay.
Step 8 Change the Settings

This is what the twitter settings look like in Facebook.

That’s it! Did this work for you? Let us know by leaving a comment.