How to Make a Facebook Post Shareable in 3 Easy Steps

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 Edit post

Facebook Mobile Edit Post

Step 3: Tap the Audience button, change it to Public, and then click the Save button at the upper right corner

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

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 Edit post

Facebook Post Edit Post in Options

Step 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 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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