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. 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

To make a Facebook post shareable, you simply need to change the privacy settings for that post to “Public”. Here’s how to do that on mobile and desktop:

Mobile

  1. Open the Facebook mobile app and sign into your account.
  2. In the post you want to make shareable, tap the 3 dots in the upper right corner and select Edit post.
    Facebook Mobile App Edit Post in Post Ellipsis Menu
  3. Tap the Audience button (The small button under your name) and change it to Public.
    Facebook Mobile App Public Option in Audience Post Privacy Menu
  4. Tap the Back arrow and then tap Save in the upper right corner of the post.

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.

Desktop

  1. Open Facebook in your browser and sign into your account.
  2. In the post you want to make shareable, click the 3 dots in the upper right corner and select Edit post.
    Facebook Post Edit Post in Options
  3. Click the Audience button (next to the Save button) and change the setting to Public. Save your changes when ready!
    Facebook Post Edit Post Audience Button
    Change Facebook Post Audience Settings

How to Make new Facebook Posts Shareable

  1. Open the Facebook website or the Facebook mobile app and start a new post.
  2. Before posting, use the Audience button to change the post to Public.

    On mobile:
    Facebook Mobile App Make New Post Shareable

    On desktop:
    Facebook Make New Post Shareable on Desktop
  3. Click or tap the Post button when ready.

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