How to Find the Direct Link for a Tweet & Facebook Update

From time to time, you may find yourself in need of an easy way to share your Facebook status on Twitter or show proof of a tweet that you sent. It’s very easy to locate your time stamp and the specific link for each Facebook status update and Twitter tweet posted.

Finding the Link on a Facebook Status

Locate the status update you’d like to share and click on the grey link that states how long ago that status was posted.

facebook-status-update-time-stamp

After clicking the grey link, the page will display only that specific status update. To share that status update on a different platform like Twitter or Google Plus, copy and paste the direct link seen in your browser.

direct-link-facebook-status-update

Finding the Direct Link for a Tweet

The process for finding the specific link for a tweet sent is different on Twitter.com than the various Twitter management tools like Tweetdeck and HootSuite.

To find the direct link for a tweet when using Twitter.com: First, locate the tweet you’d like to share. Second, click the “Open” link. Third, click the “Details” link.

Twitter-tweet-details

Then, copy the direct link shown on the Details page.

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To find the direct link for a tweet when using Tweetdeck: First, locate the tweet you’d like to share. Second, click the time stamp seen underneath the text of your tweet.

tweetdeck-tweet-time-stamp

Third, after doing so, Twitter.com will open to the page displaying only that tweet. Then, copy and paste the URL of that page to share that specific tweet.

For what reasons have you tweeted a link to a Facebook post or posted a direct link to a tweet sent?

 

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