If you’re friends are commenting that they can’t share a post you’ve made then you might need to adjust the post’s privacy settings to allow sharing. Certain posts that are made visible to only friends do not have a share button. Here’s how to make a Facebook post shareable on both mobile and desktop devices.
It’s also worth noting that these privacy settings are global and control how all future posts will be seen. If you change the privacy setting to public on one post, your next post will default to public. This applies to anything that has the privacy / audience button mentioned below. You can change this setting by using the audience button on another post or by visiting Facebook’s privacy settings page (you must be signed into your Facebook account for this link to work).
How to Make a Facebook Post Shareable on Mobile
Step 1: Open the Facebook App or Facebook website and find the post you want to make shareable
Step 2: Tap the
3 dots at the upper right hand corner of the post and select
Step 3: Tap the
Audience button, change it to
Public, and then click the
Save button at the upper right corner
Friends and other Facebook users will now be able to share your post. Before that post goes viral, and notifications start pouring in, take a look at how to disable notifications for a Facebook post.
How to Make a Facebook Post Shareable on Desktop
Step 1: Open Facebook in your browser and find the post you want to make shareable
Step 2: Click the 3 dots at the upper right hand corner of the post and then select
Step 3: Click the
Audience button (next to the
Save button) and change the setting to
Public. Save your changes when ready!
How to Allow Sharing on a new Post
Step 1: Open the Facebook website or the Facebook Mobile app and start a new post
Step 2: Before posting, change the
Audience button to
Step 3: Click or tap the
Post button when ready