How To Link Facebook To Twitter In 2020: A Work Around (That Works)

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Frustrated at having to post a status update, tweet, and promote your blog post all at the same time? We can help you take one element out of that equation by having your Facebook status updates automatically convert into tweets.

Linking Your Facebook Page To Twitter (2020 Update)

Many of our readers have encountered issues trying to link these two popular platforms. The method for successfully getting the link between Twitter and Facebook to work has changed over the years, and unfortunately has been completely disabled this year. We have retained our old instructions below in the event the feature is ever reactivated. Meanwhile, we present you with our workaround (which we hope you’ll find could prove to be a more sustainable and effective solution anyways).

A social media management tool accomplishes the same goal as linking your accounts: posting content simultaneously to Facebook and Twitter. Not only that, many tools allow you to post to additional platforms like Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, and others.

We are big fans of SEMRush and have been using it for years, not only for our SEO needs but also to post to social media. Once you create an account, you can link up your social media accounts. Using the Social Media Poster tool you can post to Facebook and Twitter simultaneously (and additional channels too). You can also schedule posts, and the software will suggest ideal posting times.

Here’s a calendar view of some of our content posted via SEMRush so you can see it in action. The icons to the left of each post indicate which platform it will post to and the timestamp when it will post that day of the month (with the past dates in grey and green checkmarks showing that it is complete). Learn more about SEMRush in our in-depth review.

SEM Rush Screenshot of Social Media Poster

When scheduling a post, you will see a preview of the post and how it will appear on the various channels. Then after it posts, you’ll get analytics on how it performed. Here’s how the preview function looks so you can see the post will appear on Facebook and Twitter (along with the scheduling feature).

SEMRush social media poster preview

In addition to SEMrush, consider a social media-specific tool like Hootsuite. They offer affordable pricing and free accounts for up to three profiles (Facebook, Twitter, and one additional social media platform). You can use Hootsuite to monitor mentions, interactions, likes, and more. Below is a screenshot of what their web-based tool looks like).

Hootsuite screenshot

Linking Your Facebook Page To Twitter (Old Method – Currently Disabled)

Prior to mid-2020, before Facebook disabled this feature, these were the steps that you took to link Facebook to Twitter. Again, they have since removed this feature, so these instructions are no longer valid. We are keeping them here for archival purposes and in case they re-activate one day.

Go to facebook.com/twitter and click on the “link to twitter” button. You can connect your personal profile (at the top) and/or any of your Facebook pages all from this page.

How to Link Facebook to Twitter

You must be logged in to the Twitter account you are trying to link.

From there it will take you to a prompt to authorize Facebook to use your account. If you are not logged in, you will need to enter your Twitter username and password first.

Authorizing Facebook Posts on Twitter

Once you click on “Authorize” it will redirect you back to Facebook where you see the following screen and can select what type of content you’d like to share by clicking on the boxes.

Twitter Settings to Post from Facebook

Here you can decide how much information you want to share with Twitter then click “save changes” and you’re all set! Now you’ll be able to simply post a status update in Facebook that will save you from having to login to both services and post two separate updates.

Since Twitter has a character limit, it will automatically truncate your post with an automatically created short URL (Example fb.me/XYC) that will link back to the original post on Facebook.

Linking Your Tweets To Facebook

Additionally, you can post your Tweets to your Facebook page by going to twitter.com/settings/applications however as of June 2015 when we last checked, this feature is experiencing technical issues.

Facebook thumbs up (caption: Guide To Using Facebook For Your Business)Ready, Set, Post!

We hope that helps you in your quest to save yourself time and energy when posting to Facebook and Twitter at the same time. While the process has changed, the outcome is still the same. And using these third-party tools make your job even easier than doing it the old way. Learn more about Facebook best practices, including how to set up your own custom URL for your Facebook page.

What benefits do you find from posting to Twitter and Facebook at once?

About The Author:

Sadie has over 15 years of experience in digital marketing, graphic and web design, social media strategy, email marketing and more. She is a 4th generation small business owner and has worked with a wide range of brands from fortune 500 companies to startups and entrepreneurs.

Sadie is a self-proclaimed Apple/Mac guru and keeps up with all the latest tech trends at conferences including South by Southwest. Sadie has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin's Moody School of Communications and a concentration in Business from the Red McCombs School of Business.

Her expertise has appeared in many notable media outlets, including The New York Times, Forbes, People, Reader's Digest, Apartment Therapy, and other regional news organizations.

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Mohd Shukry Bin Roslan
July 13, 2020 11:40 pm

this post is outdated. facebook-twitter apps have cease to exist last year.

noonon ono
July 12, 2020 11:55 am

I don’t think this works anymore? I tested it several times and even tried the logging out of both accounts thing you mentioned below and it still doesn’t work. When I go to facebook.com/twitter, it says the page has been disabled.

Jenny Malvin
June 8, 2020 6:12 pm

Same here. To be crystal clear, I’m talking about Facebook to Twitter, not the other way around. As Mitchell Page mentioned below, the facebook.com/twitter page is dead. I’d like add Facebook has deleted all mention of Twitter from their Help.

I am not fond of Facebook at the best of times, but this was for a client project. Swell.

Norad
June 1, 2020 9:39 pm

Same as everyone else. Feature quit working and the facebook.com/twitter link is no longer valid. FB must have silently removed this support.

Jim
May 30, 2020 12:41 am

facebook.com/twitter is no longer available ? I can not access at 2020 May 30.

Mitchell Page
May 11, 2020 4:32 pm

I set this up years ago and it was working fine until April last year. Not even this page is accessible https://www.facebook.com/twitter/
I have logged-out of both twitter and facebook and logged back in and still the posts from our facebook page do not show up on our twitter profile.

Ellie
April 28, 2020 11:03 am

This wasn’t working for me at first. I read through the comments and saw someone recommended logging out of both accounts and then trying again. Not sure why, but then it worked for me!

sKyf1re
April 15, 2020 11:48 pm

A recent update to Facebook platform policies ended this ability to automatically push tweets to your Facebook account.

ericicicic
March 12, 2020 4:24 pm

Not working for me.

Kay
March 5, 2020 1:48 pm

Not working at all for me, can’t figure out why my FB page posts aren’t posting to twitter.

Daniel
February 7, 2020 2:28 pm

Is anyone else having issues with this not working recently?

Kathy
February 17, 2020 12:10 am

Yes, I’ve been having the same problem for several weeks now. I still can’t find any information or help from Facebook about this.

Piyush Saini
October 7, 2019 5:34 am

thanks its working

Joe
August 26, 2018 1:53 pm

this is no longer possible as Facebook recently changes its API

Steven Bigden-Russell
August 31, 2018 3:48 pm

Why would they do this? It doesn’t make sense! 🙂

Isocrates
June 27, 2017 4:39 pm

I have linked my fb to my twitter. But how do I share an older post from my fb onto my linked twitter account?

Fionamarg
June 17, 2017 6:52 am

My tweets always showed up on my FB timeline until today. I have not altered any settings, so can’t understand why they no longer sync. When I go into the Twitter/settings/apps page, FB is not showing there.

Kemi
May 7, 2017 2:08 am

I am able to auto-post only TEXTS FB page posts to Twitter. Over the last few weeks, I noticed my FB posts stopped posting if there is even ONE image. Should this be happening?

Brad Witham
March 28, 2017 5:23 pm

I .cant for the life lf me connect my accounts. I tried the Twitter app tab it just says Twitter Android and revoke access or report.. facebook/twitter just says somthing went wrong

Cat
February 3, 2017 11:05 am

I have successfully linked my Facebook Page to post on my twitter and have selected all the options for it to post text, photos, videos etc, – however, if I post, say, 4 photos on Facebook and add a caption to it – it only posts the caption to Twitter and no photos…..am I missing something?

Ericka Brown
January 10, 2017 6:51 pm

I created Twitter and Instagram accounts and a Facebook page for a nonprofit and connected Twitter and FB. When tweeting, the messages appear on my personal FB page/show that they are coming from me. What settings should be adjusted so that Tweets from the charity reflect the charity name and not my own? Thanks!

Victoria Robinson
January 3, 2017 8:12 pm

I connected my twitter and Facebook so my tweets post to my fb page. It causes duplicate posts. It’s so annoying!

Sivaram Mony
January 2, 2017 12:15 pm

I can post updates from the Facebook to Twitter. What I meant is as I update my Facebook the same gets updated on Twitter but this is not happening vice versa. I actually want my Twitter posts to go on Facebook Page.

Sadie Cornelius
January 2, 2017 11:53 pm

Sivaram, to get your Twitter posts to post to Facebook log in to Twitter, go under settings then apps (https://twitter.com/settings/applications) and under the Facebook app click connect. You will be prompted to enter your log in credentials (if not already logged in) then select which page (or your personal profile) and what content you’d like to promote. Hopefully that works for you I just tested and it worked fine for me.

Sivaram Mony
January 3, 2017 12:22 am

In the apps section I have facebook app and it says ‘Revoke Access’. The app only appeared after I had connected my facebook to twitter from facebook. Prior to it I did not have the facebook synbol in apps section.

Sivaram Mony
January 3, 2017 12:06 am

Hi Sadie, Thank you for your response. I have tried doing that but whenever I go under settings and then apps it was not showing me facebook. I have connected my facebook to twitter so it shows the facebook app now but only option I have is ‘Revoke Access’.

Sadie Cornelius
January 3, 2017 10:19 am

Sivaram, I’m sorry you are still experiencing issues, I know the app has been flaky in the past too, but perhaps something you can reach out to Twitter or Facebook directly for help! You might also try disconnecting and re-connecting as that might do the trick. Good luck!

Spooky Boo Scary Stories
December 31, 2016 5:56 pm

I can do it through the web, but not the cell. I heard you can connect groups with the phone, but not the web. bah!

Anthony Tornambe
November 12, 2016 2:39 am

I am getting issues while connecting my twitter to Facebook profile & page. Is there any way to fix this issue?

Morgan Séon
October 15, 2016 10:39 am

I keep trying to link my Facebook page to Twitter (I tried both from my iphone and then from my laptop following the instructions) but each time I end up with an error message when I click on “authorize app.” The message I get each time is “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.” Would you be able to help?

Sadie Cornelius
October 17, 2016 11:48 am

Morgan, I am getting the same error message. Try going to https://twitter.com/settings/applications instead and connecting via the Facebook app within Twitter, it worked for me! Hopefully that helps you connect them!

Utkarsh
March 11, 2016 5:56 am

Hi, I have linked my twitter Business account to Facebook page. But whatever I Tweet is shown on my page but also on my personal profile. What shall I do?

Sadie Cornelius
March 11, 2016 11:24 am

Utkarsh, try unlinking them and then re-linking to make sure it’s connected properly and if that doesn’t work, we recommend using a third party social media management tool to schedule your posts since this feature on Facebook seems to be experiencing issues with many others. Hope that helps!