Twitter users no longer allowed to automatically share tweets via connected Facebook

Aneeqa Shakoor
By Aneeqa Shakoor
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Due to a recent Facebook update, it is said that Tweets and Retweets will no longer automatically post to the connected Facebook accounts. The choice to automatically send posts on both social networks just vanished as a result of a new update by the website has made in recent days.

This is an unknown consequence of the Cambridge Analytica case and millions of Facebook users whose data has been stolen. Twitter announced today that it is no longer possible to publish its tweets on its platform and that of Facebook since August 1st.

“According to Facebook, anyone wanting to have Twitter content automatically post to Facebook has the option to use Facebook’s Share dialogs for web, iOS and Android,” a report stated.

Users will now have to copy and paste the URL of a tweet if they want to share it on the social network. In a message, the company attributed this change to an update of Facebook.

“You have the option to share via Direct Message with your followers, or through an SMS or email to your contacts from your phone’s address book,” said Twitter Support page.

According to TechCrunch , Twitter could still use a sharing dialog for the web. But there is no announcement to this effect has yet been made. It is therefore required to solve manual manipulations while waiting for a different solution.

The company says if some people who desires to have Twitter content automatically posts to Facebook can gain the choice to use Facebook’s share dialogs for the web, iOS, and Android.

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The reason why the Company has locked its API is to prevent a scandal like that of Cambridge Analytica from happening again. It is thus more difficult to share information with third-party applications.

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Aneeqa Shoukat is a Junior Content Writer at PakistaniTech covering a wide variety of news from the digital world. She is currently studying BS Mass Communication from UMT Lahore Campus. You can reach out her at
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