How to Share a Post on Facebook

How to Share a Post on Facebook

How to Share a Post on Facebook with Friends

When you share a post or what is also known as a status update, this is what will go out in the News Feed of your friends on Facebook letting them know what you are up to. This is how you get conversations started on Facebook and really is the foundation of Facebook…connecting with your friends and family.

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  1. Go to Home Page and click inside the “Update Status” Box. Type your status update.

Utilizing the small icons on the bottom of the Update Status box.

Add Photos to your post – This allows you to add photos to your post and share them with your friends on Facebook

Tag people in your post – When you tag someone in your status update, they will get a notification that they have been tagged in your status and the post will show up on both timelines. Keep in mind, if you tag someone in a post, all of their friends will be able to see the post, even if you aren’t friends with them yourself.

Add what you’re doing or feeling – This option allows you to let your friends know how you’re feeling or what you’re doing.

Check in – This allows you to check in to the places you visit or add your location so that your friends can see where you’re at. te where you are updating from.

Once you are ready to post your status, you can then select the viewing audience for that specific post. The public setting will allow anyone to see what you are about to post, even if they aren’t friends with you.


Click Post!

That status has now been published into the News Feed of all of your friends, as well as onto your personal Timeline. Your selected audience can now interact with that post by liking, commenting on or sharing it.

What does Tagging Mean on Facebook?

What does Tagging Mean on Facebook?

When you tag someone in a status update, photo, video or comment you are basically getting their attention and letting them know you want them to see what you are tagging them in. By tagging them you are actually creating a link to that person’s profile.

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When you are tagged in a post, you will receive a notification in the General Notifications tab.

If you want to tag someone in your status update, simply start typing their name and select them from the list Facebook populates.

You can also tag yourself in a friend’s photo. 

Once you have found the photo you want to tag yourself in, click on ‘Tag Photo” at the bottom of the picture. Your cursor will become crosshairs. Click on the area of the photo you want to tag (your face, if it’s a picture of you) and select yourself from the dropdown list.

In some cases, the owner of the photo has to approve tag requests made by their friends. 

You can also tag people in the comments of posts by typing their name and selecting them from the dropdown list.

How to Add Photos to Facebook

How to Add Photos to Facebook

Add Photos to Facebook the super simple way

Adding a photo to Facebook might seem like it takes a lot of work but to be quite honest it’s one of the easiest and quickest things to do. Especially if you’ve watched the majority of the video tutorials because you’re getting familiar with Facebook and how it all works. 

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You can add photos through your Home Page or your Profile Page.

In the Status Update section, select “Add Photos/Videos”. You can type a status to go along with your picture.

You’ll be taken to your computer where you can choose the photo you want to add. You can double click on the file or click on it, then choose open.


Hovering over the photo will give you the option to tag a friend in the picture or edit the photo before it is uploaded.

You can also add a location and emotion to your update.

Select your desired audience and click post.

Your photo is now visible in your friend’s News Feeds as well as your personal timeline. Only those specified in your audience will be able to see your photo.

How to add Photos to a Friend’s Facebook Timeline

How to add Photos to a Friend’s Facebook Timeline

Adding a Photo to a friend’s Timeline

Sometimes you just want to post a photo to a friend’s timeline and not share it with all of your friends.

Go to your friend’s Profile Page.

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Click on “Photo/Video” located at the top of her Timeline over to the right.

Click on the plus sign/Add Photo.

Find the photo that you want to share and click “Open”

You can type a message to go along with your photo post and tag anyone you would like to in the message.

 Click Post 

Everyone you have tagged will then get a notification.

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