How to Make a Post Shareable On Facebook

In this era of technology, Facebook has truly made its mark, becoming one of the most used social media sites for any sort of activities such as for posting daily content, commenting and sharing.

Sharing, that feature has become specifically synonymous with Facebook, with it, anyone is able to share a post expressing their opinion or showing others what’s going on around the world.

You certainly must wonder, if others can share their post so easily, couldn’t you do that? If you haven’t been using Facebook or are new to it, then this article will be useful for you as it will be dealing with the topic of how to make a post shareable on Facebook!

You would often want to make your post shareable by others to post on the news feed or the wall, to do that, you will have to make sure your own post is shareable before posting it on your feed To do this, follow the steps below:

1. Log in to your Facebook account, once you are on the news feed and click on ‘What’s on your mind?

2. Just below your Facebook profile name under the ‘What’s on your mind?’ text menu, there will be a security tab which you can click,
3. Change the privacy settings of the post as follows:

Public – This will make the post shareable by anyone on Facebook.

Friends – Any post you make will be shareable by your friends on Facebook only.

Friends except… – Any Facebook post you will make can be shared by your friends except those that you specifically name here.

Specific Friends –
The post can only be shared by those who you put on the list.

Only me –
This will make the post shareable by only you.

Custom –
This option gives you the choice to create a list of people who you specifically want the post to be shared by.

After you have chosen and finished, press Enter or click on ‘Post’, this will you’re your message on the news feed along with being shareable if you have given the permission.

How to Make a Post Shareable on Facebook App

The Facebook mobile app is extremely similar to its Windows web browser version and hence shares many of its features with the web version.

The mobile version also has the same security settings for posts available on it. To edit the security setting of a post you are making on Facebook which you might want to be shared later, do the following:

1. On your Facebook mobile app’s home screen, tap ‘What’s on your mind’.
2. Under your Facebook Profile name, tap on the security button.

3. Select the visibility option for your Post from the following list or Tap on See More to see more visibility option similar to web version of Facebook.

4. Once you have done setting up the security setting, continue with writing your post or whatever sort of content you are trying to post.

5. Press the Post button located on the upper right corner of the screen to post your message on your Facebook profile’s timeline.

How to Make a Post Shareable for a Facebook Group

If you have either created a Facebook group or are in one that is public, then whatever post you make will be shareable by the members of the group as long as the security settings of your posts are set accordingly.

How to Make a Post Shareable on Facebook for a Private Group

If the Facebook group is private and you are a member in it, the posts you make will not be shareable outside of the group. If you want to make a post in the private group which will be shareable by anyone, do the following steps:

  1. Create a post on your own timeline and set it accordingly so that the post can be shared to the public.
  1. Press the Share button located on the bottom right corner of the post to open a drop down list
  1. Select Share to Group, after that, choose the private group you have joined as a member.

The post will be shared to the private Facebook Group, anyone else who would prefer sharing the post outside somewhere on the Facebook, then you can just go to the original post and share it.

How to Make a Post Shareable on Facebook after Posting

If you made a post some few days or even months back and haven’t changed the security settings, then you have the choice to edit the settings of the posts you made earlier, to edit their security settings, do the following:

  1. Once you have found your list of posts, simply scroll down till you find the one you desire to share to others.
  2. Click the tiny icon under your Facebook profile name, located mainly towards the date on which you made that said post.
  1. A menu with the list of settings should be shown, select the setting you want for sharing.
  1. Once you have selected the appropriate settings, the changes will be integrated to your post automatically,people with the given permission will be able to share it around.

How to Make a Post Shareable on Facebook without making it public

You can assign specific people such as family or colleagues, a group or all your friends if you want to share a post without making it public. Do remember that posting on someone else’s timeline will ensure that the account of the timeline in which you are posting will be able to determine whether to share your post or not.

How to Make a Post Shareable on Facebook page

If you want to share a post or on a Facebook page, then do the following:

  1. From your Facebook timeline, locate Pages on the left of Facebook menu and click it.
  2. From the list of pages, choose the page which you want to share with the world on Facebook.
  3. Keep scrolling down on the page timeline till you find the post you want to share on Facebook, click Share on the bottom right of the post itself to share it with others on Facebook.

All the posts on a Facebook page have their security settings set to Public and therefore can’t be changed at all. Whoever has access to your Facebook page will be able to arbitrarily look at your posts and share it on their whim.

How to Make a Post Shareable on Facebook App

The Facebook mobile app is extremely similar to its Windows web browser version and hence shares many of its features with the web version.

The mobile version also has the same security settings for posts available on it. To edit the security setting of a post you are making on Facebook which you might want to be shared later, do the following:

  1. On your Facebook mobile app’s home screen, tap ‘What’s on your mind’.
  2. Under your Facebook Profile name, tap on the security button to change the privacy settings, the list of choices given will be rather similar to the PC version given above along with the same simplicity
  1. Once you have done setting up the security setting, continue with writing your post or whatever sort of content you are trying to post.

Press the Post tab located on the upper right corner of the screen to post your message on your Facebook profile’s timeline.

How to Make a Post Shareable on Android

Facebook itself can be easily accessed on any Android device by either using the web browser app or the mobile app. Besides that, you can refer to the instruction given above for making your Facebook post on Android shareable.

How to Make a Facebook Post Shareable on Android

The Facebook mobile app for either Android or iPhone is not specific to what kind of platform it is running on, in essence, there is no platform differences at all. Therefore, the setting that applies to the Android version will also apply to the iPhone version. 

How to Make a Post Shareable on iPhone

Facebook itself can be easily accessed on any iPhone device by either using the web browser app or the mobile app. Besides that, you can refer to the instruction given above for making your Facebook post on iPhone shareable.

How to Make a Facebook Post Shareable on iPhone

The Facebook mobile app for either Android or iPhone is not specific to what kind of platform it is running on, in essence, there is no platform differences at all. Therefore, the setting that applies to the Android version will also apply to the iPhone version. 

How to Make a Post Shareable on outside of Facebook

If your wish is to share your Facebook post to the world outside instead of just Facebook, then do the following steps below:

  1. Click the date of the post that you desire to share outside of Facebook
  1. Copy the URL of the Facebook post as shown on the address bar above your browser(Chrome, Microsoft Edge)
  2. Simply paste the link you have copied anywhere outside on multiple social media sites or chat rooms to share the Facebook page outside Facebook itself.

FAQs: How to Make a Post Shareable on Facebook

Why Can’t People Share My Posts on Facebook?

You have obviously set the security settings in such a way that they don’t allow public sharing at all, refer to the steps shown above this article to change it and make your post shareable.

How Do I Change My Sharing Settings on Facebook?

It will depend on what kind of Facebook you are running, whether it is the web browser version or the mobile app, refer to the steps given above for each version or platform on this article.

How Do I Get People to Share My Facebook Post?

People often share posts that are either comedic, philosophic or intriguing, hence it is important to try and make your posts highly interesting to get the attention of people and have them share it on Facebook.

How Can You Make an Existing Post Shareable on Facebook?

To make your Facebook posts Shareable, change the security settings as shown in the steps above this article for the respective platforms.

How Do I Share a Post on Facebook if There’s No Share Option?

If you are not able to share a post on Facebook, then that means the creator of the Facebook post has set the security settings accordingly to make sure it is not shared. Unfortunately, you can’t subvert the settings.

It is important to know how to make an intriguing Facebook post to get the curiosity of the people and have them share it around on Facebook, this also allows you to share your ideas, knowledge and such with the public while making sure that you stay as yourself.

Just do remember to make posts that are not denigrating or offensive to the public, for there will be no turning back once you create something that is highly embarrassing as it will forever stay on the web.

This should help you know how to make a post shareable on Facebook.

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