Twitter and Facebook for Professional Use

What do I need to know about posting?

What can I post to Facebook?

Like Twitter, you can share a variety of media on Facebook. You can write text, add photos, videos and links. Writing a status update appears on your Timeline and the Newsfeeds of your friends. 

How do I post a status update?

You can post a new status from the top of your Timeline or your News Feed. To post a status update:

1. Type your update in the share menu on your Timeline or at the top of News Feed. Pick what type of story you want to share (ex:   Status,   Photo/Video,   Life Event)
2. Type in any details you want to add

3. You can also: 
     tag friends
     pick a date for the story
     add how you're feeling or what you're doing
     add a location
     add a photo

See Extras below for more details 
4. Select an audience for your post
5. Click Post

Tips and features

How do I upload photos?

To add and post photos to Facebook:

1. Click Add Photos/Video at the top of your News Feed.
2. Select an option:

  • Upload Photos/Video: Post photos from your computer. The photos you post will be added to your Timeline Photos album.
  • Create Photo Album: Post photos from your computer to a new album. These albums will have their own name; it's a good way to organize photos.

4. Select the photos you want to add to Facebook.
5. You can also:

  • Tag friends
  • Share what you're feeling or doing
  • Add a location

6. Click Post.

You can also choose who can see your post. Keep in mind that when you tag someone in a photo or post, that photo or post may also be shared with that person and their friends.

How do I edit photos?

Begin by going to your Timeline, and then photos. You can edit both photos and albums.

1. Select the photo to expand it
2. On the right-side you can tag photo, change location or select edit
3. When complete, select Done Editing

How do I tag friends in photos?

1. Click the photo to expand it 
2. Hover over the photo and click Tag Photo at the bottom
3. Click the person in the photo and start typing their name
4. Choose the full name of the person you want to tag when it    appears 
5. Click Done Tagging

If you want to tag friends in multiple photos in an album at once: 

1. Go to the album
2. Click Tag at the top right of the page
3. Enter the name of a friend or page to tag
4. Click each photo you want to tag with that name
5. Click Save Tags when you're finished

Keep in mind that when you tag someone in a photo, that person's friends may also see, like or comment on the photo. Also, if you tag a photo that was not uploaded by a friend, the person who uploaded the photo will need to approve the tag.

How do I create a shared album?

1. Go to an album you've created
2. Click Change to Shared Album in the top-left corner
3. Enter the names of contributors you want to add and select an audience
4. Click Save

Contributors will be able to view the full album and add photos and other contributors. The album may also appear on their profiles.

How do I delete a photo?

Keep in mind that once a photo is deleted, you won't be able to get it back. To remove your photo from Facebook:

1. Click the photo to open it
2. Click Options on the menu bar below the photo
3. Select Delete This Photo and click Confirm

Note: You can only delete photos that you've uploaded. If you want someone else's photo removed from Facebook, ask the person who posted it to take it down.


How do I add videos to Facebook?

To upload videos:

1. Click at the top of your News Feed or Timeline
2. Click Upload Photos/Video and choose a video file from your computer
3. Click Post

Your video will need to process before others can see it on Facebook. When it's ready to view, you'll get a notification. Go to the video and click Edit to add a title, tag friends, choose a thumbnail and more.

How do I share a link on Facebook?

To share a link, enter the URL into the share menu at the top of your Timeline or homepage. You can include a message next to your link if you like. Be sure to set privacy before you post, then click Post.

While you're browsing the web, you may also see opportunities to post links back to Facebook. Clicking a Like or Recommend button on another website can create a story for you on Facebook.

How do I share a post I see on my News Feed?

1. Click Share below a post

2. Click Share... in the dropdown menu

3. To select where you want to share, click Share on your own Timeline at the top of the popup menu, and choose one of the following options:

  • Share on your own Timeline
  • Share on a friend's Timeline
  • Share in a group
  • Share on your Page you manage
  • Share in a private message

4. If you are sharing on your own Timeline and want to select who can see your post, click  and choose one of the audience options
5. Enter an optional message
6. Click Post

Note: You can't share posts to people who weren't part of the original audience (ex: a post shared with “Friends” can’t be shared with “Public”).

When I post something, how do I choose who can see it?

You'll find an audience selector tool most places you share status updates, photos and other things you post. Click the tool and select who you want to share something with. 

The tool remembers the audience you shared with the last time you posted something and uses the same audience when you share again unless you change it. For example, if you choose Public for a post, your next post will also be Public unless you change the audience when you post. This one tool appears in multiple places, such as your privacy shortcuts and privacy settings. When you make a change to the audience selector tool in one place, the change updates the tool everywhere it appears. 

The audience selector also appears alongside things you've already shared, so it's clear who can see each post. After you've shared a post, you have the option to change who it's shared with. If you want to change the audience of a post after you've shared it, click the audience selector and select a new audience.

Remember, when you post to another person's Timeline, that person controls what audience can view the post. Additionally, anyone who gets tagged in a post may see it, along with their friends. 

What does the "Custom" privacy setting mean?

When you choose the Custom option in your audience selector, you can share something with specific people, or hide it from specific people. You can also choose to share or hide posts from friend lists if you’ve set them up. Custom also gives you the option to share with groups or networks you belong to.

Tag Friends: How do I mention people, Pages or groups in a post or comment?

1. Type their name with a capitalized first letter (for a person), or type "@" and then their name (for a person, Page or group)
2. Select their name from the dropdown menu

When you mention a person, Page or group in a post or comment, a link is created. However, the audience for that link depends on the person, Page or group's privacy settings (ex: if a post mentions a secret group, only that group's members can see the link). 

Pick a date for the story:

You can change the date of stories on your Timeline, including your life events and any photos and videos you post or are tagged in. This will move the stories to a new spot on your Timeline. To change the date of a story: 

1. Hover over the story and click 
2. Select Change Date
3. Enter a new date and click Save

Note: If you tag your friends in a photo, post or app activity, they'll also have the option to change the date of this story when they see it on their Timelines. You have the option to change it back.

Add how you're feeling or what you're doing:

1. Click Update Status on your News Feed, Status on your Timeline or Write Post in an event or group.
2. Click the smiley face icon
3. Choose Feeling or select what you're doing (ex: Traveling To) in the dropdown.
4. Choose how you’re feeling or a description of your activity (ex: where you’re traveling to) by clicking one of the suggestions or type a word to find more suggestions. If it isn’t listed, you can type in the whole word and then choose it in the dropdown.
5. To edit how you’re feeling or what you’re doing, click and make your changes or click X to remove it from your update. To change your icon, click it in your status update and choose a new one from the dropdown.
Once you’ve added your feeling or activity, finish filling in your status update and click Post. 

If you describe activities like watching a TV show or reading a book, the TV show or book will also appear in the related sections on your About page where you list things you care about. If you don’t have this feature on your About page yet, the activities you share now will appear there when the feature is available to you.

Add location:

1. Begin writing your post
2. Click the pin-point icon
3. Enter your location's name or select a suggested location

You can add a location to an existing post in the same manner

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