Everybody in one way or the other have heard of social media especially Facebook, twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp. Almost everybody have social media account. Social media is the collective of online communications channels dedicated to community-based input, interaction, content-sharing and collaboration.
Facebook, twitter, Instagram is the commonly use social networking app in the world. Study has shown that everybody has at least 2 social media account. Due to the high patronage of these networking application, it has become the main source of getting customers by marketers and Organisations. Nevertheless, it has become difficult and time consuming to post your content to each social media account one after the other. Making it easy is to link accounts so that when you post on one social account it will automatically be sent to the other social networking platforms. Below is how to link Facebook to Twitter and vice versa.
LINKING TWITTER TO FACEBOOK
- Open Twitter. Go to twitter.com. It will take you to your account home page. Or Log in with by entering your email address or username and password if you haven’t log in.
2. Click your profile icon. It’s in the top-right side of the Twitter page, just left of the Tweet button. A drop-down menu will appear.
3. Click on settings and privacy
4. Click on app tab
5. Click connect to Facebook and Log into Facebook. Enter your email address and password, click Log in, then click Continue as [Your Name].
6. Click on OK. Now twitter will post same content you posted there to your Facebook.
LINKING FACEBOOK TO TWITTER
- Go to facebook.com/twitter in a desktop or mobile Web browser.
If you’re not signed in automatically, log in to Facebook.
2. Click Link to Twitter. A button will appear next to your profile, as well as any Page that you manage. Click the button for each profile or Page you want to link.
3. Enter your Twitter username and password. If you’re logged in automatically, you won’t need to sign in.
4. Click Authorize app. Your public Facebook posts and status updates will now be shared to your linked Twitter account. Posts that are not public will not be shared to your Twitter feed.
5. Click Edit Settings below your user or Page name to limit the Facebook content you share on Twitter. Click Save Changes to update your settings.
6. Click Unlink from Twitter to disconnect Twitter from your Facebook account.
However, is not advisable to link the accounts. Because:
It can hinder your social media efforts. In a majority of cases I’ve observed, businesses that link their accounts have far fewer followers, receive less engagement with tweets, and are missing out on the powerful potential of Twitter.
If people are connected to you on both Facebook and Twitter, what’s the motivation for them to continue to follow you on both networks if you’re blasting out the same content at the same time? It comes off as robotic, which can be a real put-off for folks.
In the end, linking your accounts to save a little time can actually work against you in the arena of public perception. It shows that you have little understanding of how to properly use these social networks for business purposes.
In the nutshell, the decision to choose whether to link your social networking accounts or not will be base on the content to publish. Think twice in your decision.