Facebook Locks Out Cross-Posting From Twitter

  • The integration between Twitter and Facebook that could allow automatic posting of tweets and retweets to Facebook ended on August 1, 2018.

    Twitter announced the changes to the cross-posting capabilities urging users to learn new ways of sharing their tweets to Facebook after the lockdown.

    The changes were attributed to a recent change in the Facebook policies.

    We’ve learned that Tweets and Retweets will no longer automatically post to connected Facebook accounts due to a recent Facebook update.

    Don’t worry, you have other ways to share a Tweet https://t.co/fiwInkuyz7

    — Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) August 1, 2018

    "A recent update to the Facebook Platform Policies ended the ability to automatically post Tweets to your Facebook profile or page, so your Tweets will no longer show up there," Twitter announced early in August.

    After shutting down the functionality, Twitter users will instead have to copy the link to the tweet they desire to share on Facebook and then move to paste and share manually on the social platform.

    Initially, you could connect your Twitter and Facebook accounts so that all your Tweets and Retweets are automatically posted to your Facebook wall.

    This is the feature that will no longer work given previously posts from sister platforms, Facebook and Instagram, appeared as links on Twitter.

    It was also possible to make automatic updates on a Facebook page you manage straight from your Twitter handle but this has since been halted in the new policy updates made by Facebook.

    According to Techcrunch, a leading technology site; the Facebook policy overhaul has been underway following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

    The giant social media platform suffered a blow after an infringement on user data from third-party applications where as many as 87 million Facebook users had their data improperly harvested and shared.

    Since then Facebook has been shooting down cross-posting access for other applications including advertisers.

    The company noted that applications that had been granted permission to publish posts to Facebook on behalf of the actual users would no longer have that permission, a move that has dealt many a blow.

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