Twitter has responded to recent changes made by Facebook as regards posting tweets and retweets to its platform. Prior to that update, tweets and retweets posted by Twitter users appear automatically provided access were granted to that effect earlier. After the update, those tweets and retweets no longer appeared, prompting the microblogging platform to announce a new way to make your tweets appear on Facebook.
In a mail sent to users, Twitter provided a new way to have your tweets appear on the platform of the social media giant. Below is a step-by-step guide to make your tweets appear on Facebook:
- From your desktop computer, log in to the Twitter account you want to associate with your Facebook profile.
- Go to your Settings menu’s Apps tab.
- Click Connect to Facebook.
- If you are not already logged in to Facebook, then you will be prompted to enter your Facebook login credentials. Enter your credentials and click Log in to sign in to Facebook.
- You will then receive a prompt explaining that Twitter will receive certain information from your Facebook account. In order to continue, you must select Continue as [Facebook name].
- You will then be prompted to select the privacy settings for who will see your Tweets and Retweets posted to your Facebook wall. It is set to friends by default.
- Click OK to complete the process.
- Your Tweets and Retweets will now post to your profile Facebook wall and your username will be displayed there as well. Replies will not be posted.
Similar steps apply to users who have Facebook page—it only takes a couple of minutes and your tweets and retweets will start appearing on Facebook once again.
Last month Twitter announced that it had suspended a whopping 70 million accounts within the last couple of months. That figure amounts to about 1 million accounts every day, which by the way could be the company’s latest attempt at stamping out fake news. The microblogging company suspended 70 million accounts in the months of May and June, and carried on with similar trend in July.
While this might pose threat to the monthly user growth, Twitter appears to be unperturbed by this, but would rather not have a repeat of what went wrong during the last US election. During the 2016 election in the US, some Russian trolls used the social media including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to spread fake news among electorates. So massive was the influence of the Russians that the Senate had to wade in to investigate the matter.
This proactive step will not only protect real users from trolls, it will also calm the nerves of advertizers and encourage more patronage. Besides, the real users are the ones who post and respond to tweets—keeping the conversation going unlike the fake accounts that rarely tweet.