How to Post Twitter Updates on Your Facebook Page

Lori Halley 31 August 2009 4 comments

Wild Apricot reader Rachel left a comment on our post about how to publish your Facebook Page to Twitter, asking: “Is there an application out there to update a Facebook Fan Page’s status from Twitter?”  The short answer is, yes, there are several ways you can do this.

Although there’s an official Twitter application for Facebook, so far it only updates personal Profiles. But, fortunately, there are other ways to post your tweets to any Facebook Page that you administer, instead of posting it as an update on your personal Profile.

Here are three different tools that will do the job:

1. Selective Twitter Application

Selective Twitter now allows you to update your Facebook Page as well as your Profile — and what I really like about this application is that, once it’s installed, you can choose which content you want to cross-post to Facebook simply by adding the hashag #fb to the end of a tweet.

Selective Twitter application screenshot

Social RSS logo2. RSS to Facebook Fan Page

Grab the RSS feed for your Twitter account — go to your profile page on Twitter.com and you’ll find a link at the bottom of the sidebar — then use an application like Social RSS to bring your Twitter feed into Facebook.

Alternatively, you can import the RSS into your Facebook Notes application, instead. Do be aware that that are limits on how frequently you can update Notes, however,  and you can only import one RSS into it. So the Notes option may not be suitable for this purpose if you'd rather use it to import your blog RSS, or if you tend to be extremely chatty on Twitter!

3. All-in-One Social Updates

Ping.fm is a free third-party service that currently supports more than 40 different social networking sites, and you can send the same update to all of your social networks at once, in one step, using mobile, instant messaging, email, or website applications. It lets you post text updates or images, at the moment, and they’re working on adding video updates as well.

And yes, Ping.fm supports Facebook Pages. When you’re adding social networks to your Ping.fm account, you’ll find a link for Facebook Pages, right after the ordinary (personal) Facebook, on the list of social networks. For detailed instructions and troubleshooting, check out the related entries in Ping.fm’s Help and Information Wiki.

Ping.fm Social Networks Update Service screenshot

Bonus: Another new Facebook social networking application!

SocialToo Status really belongs in the Facebook-to-Twitter category, but I’ll toss it in here anyway because it’s brand new last week. Billed as “your central hub for posting to Facebook and Twitter” it is well worth a mention, while we’re talking about cross-posting between services:

Adding this app gives you SocialToo Status, a way for you to update Twitter and any Facebook Page you administer from your Facebook Profile home page. In addition, you get a vanity URL and statistics to track that all via one app!

This is one of the great things about Web 2.0, isn’t it? With so many independent developers and third-party services are working on new ways to connect and enhance existing social media sites and networks, you can usually find a number of different ways to accomplish just about any task. Then, it’s just a matter of picking the method that works best for you.

Have you found another good way to connect a Twitter account to a Facebook Fan Page?
If so, please let us know about it in the comments!

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Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Published Monday, 31 August 2009 at 4:15 PM

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  • Twitter Trackbacks for Wild Apricot Blog : How to Post Twitter Updates on Your Facebook Page [wildapricot.com] on Topsy.com  said:

    Monday, 31 August 2009 at 12:54 PM
  • Wild Apricot Blog said:

    Friday, 25 September 2009 at 9:16 AM

    We’ve talked recently about how to publish your Twitter updates to Facebook Page or personal Profile

  • Boris said:

    Thursday, 22 October 2009 at 4:31 AM

    Good info ! I could add twitterfeed.com as alternative - they've recently added direct rss post to facebook option, with posibility of viewing the number of clicks done on them from the facebook page. Using it for last week, it works perfectly! Best posting to facebook solution to me !

  • ishmeme said:

    Saturday, 17 April 2010 at 2:38 PM

    Hello!

    Although one could attribute my thanks to fortuitousness, it is precisely because it was your website that pointed me in the direction of being able to successfully direct The Greener Grocer's tweets to its respective Facebook Page that I give you my thanks.

    Your help has been much appreciated, and productive.

    Best regards,

    ishmeme

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