If it’s a friend, that’s easy—you just click on the “share” button and tag them in your comment. It can be as simple as “Great post that @Kristen Daukas shared earlier today.” It’s a nice way to give them some credit as well as a compliment for the awesome content that they shared.
When someone taps Share below your post, they aren’t able to share your photos, videos or status updates through Facebook with people who weren’t in the audience you originally selected to share with. Only the people who could see those posts when you first made them are able to see them when someone taps Share.
Step 1: Tap “Share” on the post you’d like to share. From here, you have multiple options: Option 1: If you want to quickly share the post to your own timeline, select “Share Now.” Option 2: If you want to add your own comment to a post before sharing it, select “Write Post.”
When sharing content from others, make sure to add your perspective to start a conversation — ask questions, mention people you want to hear from and use hashtags so others quickly know what you’re talking about and can discover your 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.
If you see a post on Facebook that you want to share with your friends or followers, all you need to do is copy and repost it. Facebook makes this easy with the Share feature. You can repost videos, photos, links and text.
Liking and commenting is much better for LinkedIn engagement. Most people think that using LinkedIn’s Share button is a good way to spread the word about posts they like or find useful. But LinkedIn shares don’t receive many views. In fact, sharing a LinkedIn post is about the worst way for you to help it succeed.
How to ask someone to share something (without being annoying)
- Make sure that you consider the relationship that the sharer has built up with their audience.
- Make your request personal.
- Make it easy for them to share on social media (and make it clear how).
- Be respectful always.
- Give before you ask.
When users call for people to “copy and paste” but not share, it is to ensure privacy settings are not preventing a message from being spread. If the goal is to get a piece of information to reach the largest potential audience, then copy and paste is the safest best.
You will have to change the privacy of your posts to make them shareable. Posts set to public can be shared by everyone.