With the arrival of Sponsored Posts on The8App it is becoming increasingly important to make the quality of social shares that we make better for our followers on other networks. In this article, we will be featuring How to make better Facebook shares. We will cover other networks like Instagram and Google Plus in later articles.
How To Make Better Facebook Shares
When you share from The8App to Facebook via the app you are able to share to Facebook groups, your own timeline or you can choose to share to groups of friends. You can also keep your posts private if you wish.
Checkout the screen capture for the share options to Facebook via the 8App below.
1/ Select the Triangle icon
2/ Select to post to groups or your timeline or to your friends timeline
Being able to share to groups is an important option for sharing to Facebook. It allows you to put your content into niche groups. For example, I have a Love Movies Love Tv Facebook Group and a Love Movies Love Tv Story on The8App. Being able to share to groups allows me to promote and share the Movie and Tv content I create. I can then send it straight to my Facebook group members.
It is a little different with the desktop version of The8App. Take a look at the screen capture below.
When you click the share option you can share to Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. The problem is when you select Facebook you are only able to share to your timeline. And as we know with how the Facebook algorithm works, sharing to your timeline is not really where you want to share to.
So here is how you make better Facebook shares via the desktop version of The8App
1/ Open up Google Chrome and download the Share to Facebook Chrome Extension and install it to chrome so that the share button appears as in the graphic below.
You can find a Firefox Facebook Share Button Here if you prefer the Firefox browser.
2/ Copy the share link of the post you want to share to your browser and visit the post directly. If you share from your feed then you will be sharing your feed url and not the post
3/ Click the Facebook button at the top of your browser.
4/ Select where you want to share to, your timeline, a friends, a group or to a page that you manage. You can even share as a direct message or an event.
5/ Click post to Facebook.
So that is how you make better Facebook shares from The8App