How To Make A Post Shareable on Facebook

    How To Make A Post Shareable on Facebook

    When it comes to social media platforms, Facebook is currently one of the largest. One of the fun things about being active on a social media platform is the ability to share content. That is sharing videos, images, and posts to your fans, friends, and followers. It can be very frustrating when you can’t share your content. I have gotten lots of questions from readers on why they can’t seem to share their content on Facebook. The reason for this post is to help you identify why you can’t share your post on Facebook and also how to make a post shareable on Facebook. 

    Why You Post Is Not Shareable on Facebook

    The main reason why your post is not shareable on Facebook is because of the privacy settings. Privacy is a big issue online and most big companies have taken steps to protect people’s privacy. On Facebook, by default, the privacy setting is set to just ‘friends’. This means it is just your friends that can view your posts. So for a post to be shareable, there is a need to change the privacy settings. Continue reading to know how to change the privacy setting to make a post shareable. 

    How To Make A Facebook Post Shareable

    When it comes to changing the privacy for a post, you can either change the privacy for a particular post or all your posts. 

    How To Make A Particular Post Shareable on Facebook

    If you aim to make just a post shareable on Facebook, you can use the following options to do that. 

    Step 1. Near the Post Time Stamp, you will find the ‘Privacy’ option. 

    Step 2. Click on the Privacy option and Select ‘Public’ if you want people other than your friends to see your post.

    Step 3. If you just want people on your friend list to view that post, click on ‘Friends’.

    How To Make All Your Posts Shareable on Facebook

    facebook privacy settings

    Step 1. On the ‘Top Right Corner’ of your Facebook home page, find the ‘Settings’ option. 

    Step 2. Find the ‘Privacy’ option from the drop-down list. 

    Step 3. You will see the ‘Who Can See Your Future Posts’ from the options. Select ‘Public’

    How To Make An Older Post Shareable On Facebook

    If you have an older post on your Facebook timeline you want the public to see, you can use these steps to make it shareable. 

    Step 1. Find the post you want to edit. On the right side of the post, you will find the ‘Ellipsis option’ (…). 

    Step 2. Click on it and select the ‘Edit Post’ option. 

    Step 3. From the menu with the ‘Friends’ option, click on the ‘Public’ option and ‘Save’. 

    Make A Post Shareable on Facebook Pages

    By default, posts on Facebook pages are set to Public. In other words, these posts are set to be viewed by the public with no restrictions. To share a post on a Facebook page, all you need to do is to find the ‘Share’ button under the post and click to ‘Share Now’. 

    Make A Post Shareable on Facebook Groups

    There are two types of pages on Facebook. There are public and private groups. You can easily share posts on public Facebook groups to both group members and non-members. All you have to do is to use the Share button under the post. For a private group, you can only share posts with members of the group.  


    While it can be fun to tag and share your post to friends and people who are not on your friend list. You have to be careful about how you go about it and the kind of information you share. When you post personal or private information, ensure you always set it to just your friends or people you want to see the post.