Change Facebook Post Audience Settings

How to Make a Facebook Post Shareable

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. In order to make a Facebook post shareable, you’ll have to make the post public.

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 (must be signed in).

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 Edit post

Facebook Mobile App Post Options
Facebook Mobile App Edit Post in Options

Step 3: Tap the Audience button and then change it to Public

Facebook Mobile App Edit Post Screen Audience Button
Facebook Mobile App Change Audience to Public

Step 4: Tap the Save button at the upper right corner

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 Edit post

Facebook Post Edit Post in Options

Step 3: Click the Audience button (next to save) and change the setting to Public

Facebook Post Edit Post Audience Button
Change Facebook Post Audience Settings

Step 4: Click the Save button

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 Public

On mobile:

Facebook Mobile App Make New Post Shareable

on Desktop:

Facebook Make New Post Shareable on Desktop

Step 3: Click or tap the Post button when ready

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