How to Make a Facebook Post Shareable

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A shareable Facebook post is one that can be shared by the public. The good news is you can have a private Facebook account and still create Facebook posts that are shareable.

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If your Facebook account is public, your posts are automatically shareable. But if you prefer to have a private account so only the people you accept as friends or followers can see your posts, there's an easy way to make individual posts shareable.

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Editing the privacy of your post is slightly different between Facebook's app and the website. Check out how to do it on both platforms below.

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How to Change an Existing Post to Public Via Facebook's App

  1. Log in to your Facebook account and find the post you want to make shareable.
  2. Tap the three dots in the top right corner of the post.
  3. Tap Edit Privacy.
  4. Select Public.

When the post is changed to public, anyone can view and share it to their timeline.

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How to Create a New Shareable Post Via the App

  1. Create a new post by tapping What's on your mind on your profile or timeline.
  2. Underneath your name, select the first drop-down icon to change privacy settings.
  3. Select Public and tap Done.
  4. Finish editing and tap Post.

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How to Change an Existing Post to Public Via Facebook's Website

  1. Sign into your account and find the post you want to make public.
  2. Tap the three dots in the top right corner of the post.
  3. Select Edit Audience.
  4. Tap Public.

How to Create a New Shareable Post Via the Website

  1. Create a new post by tapping What's on your mind on your profile or timeline.
  2. Tap the drop down menu under your name.
  3. Select Public.
  4. Tap Post.

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