How to Post Links on Facebook

This wikiHow teaches you how to post a link to Internet content on your Facebook page. Most sites have a button specifically for sharing content with Facebook; if the link you want to post isn’t accompanied by a Facebook button, you can simply copy and paste the link instead.

Go to the content you want to share.


Go to the content you want to share.

Open a web browser or an entertainment app on your phone and navigate to the page, video, photo, or other content you want to post to Facebook.
You can share content from within many apps, such as YouTube and Pinterest.

Locate the "Facebook" button.

Locate the “Facebook” button.

Most sites with Facebook sharing buttons will have the Facebook logo displayed somewhere near the content (e.g., a video).



In some cases, you may first have to tap a Share button before the Facebook option appears.
If you can’t find a sharing button, proceed to the “Copying a Link” method.

Tap the "Facebook" button.

Tap the “Facebook” button.

On some sites, this button may just be a white “f” on a blue background. Doing so should open a Facebook window on your phone.
If you’re prompted to sign into Facebook, tap the Facebook App option. This will usually apply on mobile browsers.

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Tap Post

. It’s in the top-right corner of the window. Doing so will post the link to your Facebook Timeline.
You can also add text before posting by tapping the “Say something about this” field and then typing in your post’s text.



Go to the content you want to share.

Go to the content you want to share.

Open your preferred browser and search for the page, video, photo, or other content that you want to link to on Facebook.

Locate the "Facebook" button.

Locate the “Facebook” button.

You’ll typically find a Facebook sharing button, which usually resembles a white “f” on a blue background, near the content you want to share.

In some cases (such as on YouTube), you’ll have to click a Share button to display the Facebook button.
If you can’t find a sharing button, proceed to the “Copying a Link” method.


Click the "Facebook" button.

Click the “Facebook” button.

This will open Facebook in a new window.
If you aren’t currently signed into Facebook, you’ll be prompted to enter your email address and password to continue.

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Click Post to Facebook

. It’s in the lower-right corner of the Facebook window.
You can also add text before posting by clicking the “Say something about this” field and then typing in your post’s text.

Go to the content you want to link to.


Go to the content you want to link to.

Open a mobile browser and navigate to the photo, video, page, or other content that you want to share.
Most apps that support link-copying also have Facebook share options.

Select the page’s URL.

Tap the browser’s URL bar at the top of the screen to select the URL.
Some apps will have a Share option that you can tap to bring up a Copy link option as well.

Copy the URL.

Copy the URL.

Tap the selected URL, then tap Copy in the resulting pop-up menu. This will copy the URL to your phone’s clipboard, meaning you can now go to Facebook and post it.

Close your browser, then open Facebook.

Close your browser, then open Facebook.

This app is blue with a white “f” on it. If you’re already logged in, this will open your News Feed page.
If you’re not logged in, enter your email address (or phone number) and password to continue.

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Tap the “What’s on your mind?

” field. It’s at the top of the News Feed.

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Tap and hold the “What’s on your mind?

” field. Doing so will prompt a pop-up menu after a second or so.

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Tap Paste

. This option should appear in the pop-up menu. Your link will be pasted into the “What’s on your mind?” field, and a preview of the link’s content will appear after a moment.

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Tap Post

. It’s in the top-right corner of the screen. This will post your link to your Facebook Timeline.
Once the link’s preview appears below the post window, you can remove the link to make your Facebook post look cleaner.

Go to the content you want to link to.

Go to the content you want to link to.

Open a browser and navigate to the photo, video, page, or other content that you want to share.

Copy the content’s URL.

Click your browser’s address bar to highlight the URL, then press Ctrl+C (Windows) or ⌘ Command+C (Mac).

You can also right-click the highlighted URL and then click Copy.
On Mac, you can click the Edit menu and then click Copy in the drop-down menu.

Open Facebook.

Open Facebook.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/ in your browser. This will open your News Feed if you’re already logged in.
If you aren’t already logged in, enter your email address (or phone number) and password in the top-right side of the page to continue.

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Click the “What’s on your mind?

” field. It’s at the top of the News Feed.

Paste your link.

Paste your link.

Press Ctrl+V (Windows) or ⌘ Command+V (Mac), or right-click the “What’s on your mind?” field and select Paste from the drop-down menu. The link will appear in the post’s text field, and a preview of the content will appear below the link.
On Mac, you can also click Edit and then click Paste in the drop-down menu.

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Click Post

. It’s in the bottom-right corner of the Facebook post window. This will post your link to your Facebook Timeline.
Once the link’s preview appears below the post window, you can remove the link to make your Facebook post look cleaner.


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