If no ‘Share’ button appears on a post – it is because of the Privacy Settings of the original post. If a post is set for ‘Friends Only’ (perhaps this is your Default Timeline setting) – it will not be available for ‘Sharing’ around on Facebook beyond that setting.
Only the people who could see those posts when you first made them are able to see them when someone taps Share. Use the audience selector to adjust who you share posts with.
You can also tag someone in a post you’re sharing by adding that person’s name in the comment section before you click “Share” to post it to your Timeline. This brings your shared post to the tagged person’s attention to make sure they don’t miss it.
How do I stop someone from sharing my memories on Facebook?
Go to facebook.com/onthisday. Click Notifications and select All Memories to turn on, or Off to turn off.
To filter memories about a person:
- Go to facebook.com/onthisday.
- Click Preferences.
- Click Edit next to People.
- Enter the names of the people you don’t want to see memories with.
- Click Save.
Facebook is removing the share option for everyone. It is being rolled out slowly. Despite setting it to public, it will not appear anymore.
Go to the post in question, such as on a Facebook page or friend’s account, then select Share. You’ll see a list of the people who have shared the post. Depending on the person’s privacy settings, you might not see everyone who has shared the post.
When you share someone else’s post, that post isn’t placed on your own Timeline. Instead, your share is merely a “pointer” to the original post. In other words, when you share someone’s post you’re basically telling your Facebook friends that you like that post and they should check it out.
Below a post in your News Feed, tap Share. Select + Share to Your Story. The post will appear on your story. You can tap to change the style, tap and hold to move it, or use two fingers to rotate it or change the size.
What’s the difference between tagging and sharing on Facebook?
Tagging is the act of tying a user account to a piece of content on Facebook, whereas sharing is the act of placing content on a user’s Timeline to appear in that user’s friends’ Timelines.
Type ‘@’ followed by the person’s name you want to tag in the post or comment. When the name appears in the drop-down menu, click it. Press ‘Share’ to post and send a notification to the user you’ve tagged.
Keep in mind: This setting defaults to Friends, which means when you’re tagged in a post, you and your friends can see the post, even if they weren’t in the original audience. The post you’re tagged in may be shared with the original audience, as well as the friends you suggest.