Monday, June 22, 2015

Sharing to Groups on Facebook

If you're on Facebook a lot, I'm sure you belong to at least one group. Well, did you know that you can share stuff to that group? It's fun to share things that your other friends on that group would like to read. 

There are two ways to do it. I think we've all done this method. You go to the page you want to share, highlight the address bar, right click, select copy. Then you open your destination page, right click where you want the address, and paste it. Did you know that there is another way? I recently learned how to this, and will show how. The yellow arrows below shows you what you should see.

First, you click on the Share button as if you would normally share. You will see 3 options - choose the middle one "Share . . ."


Click on "On your own Timeline"


Next, click on "In a group".


Now, type the name of your group where it says "Group name" - just type over those words. You have to type in the exact name of your group - once you do this often enough, just clicking on the first letter will bring up a list, then you can select your group.


Right under that, you can comment as normal, if you like, then you click on "Share Link" or "Share Photo" at the bottom.


You should see the Success bar when done.


If you should forget to select your group and start typing your comment, you will see the "No Recipient" message. No biggie, just go back and cut and copy your comment to the right spot, then type in your group name. If you start typing your group, before cutting your comment, you will have to start all over again with your comments. This can be frustrating, especially if you wrote a long comment. Trust me, I have done it more times than I'd like to.


That's it - it's really not hard at all. This seems like a lot of steps, but it's not. It may be confusing in the beginning, but just refer to my instructions and you'll get it. This is so handy if you share all the time, like I do. Practice, once you get the hang of it, it'll be second nature to you. I often share things twice - once to my group and again on my page. I love to share, as it spreads the knowledge and interest to my friends. Any problems, ask me and I'll be glad to help you.

Thanks for reading and I'll be looking forward to seeing your shares!


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