More Tips For Posting To Your Alumni Club’s Social Media (Part 2)

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(This is part of 2 of the topic Tips For Posting To Your Alumni Club’s Social Media )

A cool feature that most of the main social media websites have is the ability to share your post on another one of your other pages. This can be great for making your content go a little farther and to allow your followers on your other social media accounts to see the same content.  I’ve listed out the instructions plus short GIFs so you can link your club’s accounts.

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Requirements:
  • Must have a Facebook Pages account (this feature is not available in Facebook Groups)
  • Must be an administrator or editor of the Facebook page
  • Make sure you are logged in to the Twitter account you want to link
To link your Facebook Page to your Twitter account:
  1. Go to www.facebook.com/twitter
  2. Click the Link to Twitter button next to the account to link in the Link a Page to Twitter section
  3. The Authorize Facebook to Use Your Account page will appear
  4. Click the Authorize app button
  5. Your Facebook and Twitter accounts will be linked.
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Link your Facebook to Twitter

A cool feature that most of the main social media websites have is the ability to share your post on another one of your other pages.

Link Twitter to Facebook

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Note: You should either link your Facebook to your Twitter account or your Twitter account to Facebook but not both. I recommend linking to Twitter to Facebook because you can be assured your Twitter posts will be the right length.
Requirements:
  • Must have a Facebook Pages account (this feature is not available in Facebook Groups)
  • Must be an administrator or editor of the Facebook page
  • Make sure you are logged in to the Twitter account you want to link

 

To link your Twitter account and your Facebook page

  1. Log in to the Twitter account you want to associate with your Facebook page.
  2. Click the icon in the upper right hand corner of your Twitter to open the profile menu.
  3. Select Settings and privacy from the menu. The Account profile appears.
  4. Click Apps from the left hand menu. The Applications page appears.
  5. Click Connect to Facebook and follow the Facebook prompts as it logs into your Facebook profile. The Facebook profile is your personal Facebook page. Don’t be alarmed!
  6. Follow and accept the Login with Facebook prompts. You will be returned to the Applications page.
  7. In the Facebook Connect section, click the Allow posting to one of your pages link. A drop-down will appear.
  8. Select your Facebook Page from the Post to my Facebook page drop-down and update any of the checkboxes above it (I recommend leaving them checked)
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Link your Twitter to Facebook

Link Instagram to Facebook & Twitter

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Requirements:

  • The IDs and Passwords to your Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • You must have a Facebook Pages account
  • Download the Instagram mobile app

To link your Instagram account to your Facebook and Twitter pages

  1. Login to your club’s Instagram account on the mobile app.

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2. Click on the 3 dots in the upper right hand corner. The Options page will appear.

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3. Click Linked Accounts in the Settings section.

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4. Click the Facebook or Twitter link to link the accounts to Instagram. You will be prompted to enter your ID and password for each account.

5. When you post to Instagram, don’t forget to click the Facebook and/or Twitter links on the Share To page then click Share to share your posts on all the platforms at the same time.

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Link Alumni Spaces and Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Alumni Spaces users can connect their Facebook, Twitter and now LinkedIn pages and easily share activities and news updates to these social media accounts. I published this video about a year ago on how to do that. Since then, they’ve added the LinkedIn social broadcaster. It works the same as the Facebook and Twitter broadcaster.  And good news. This works with a Facebook Pages OR Groups account!

Requirements:

  • Admin access to your Alumni Spaces website
  • A published activity or news update

To link your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn accounts to your Alumni Spaces website:

  1. Login to the Alumni Spaces admin area.
  2. From the left hand navigation bar, click Site Settings.  The Site Settings page appears.
  3. Enter the club’s Facebook, Twitter and/or LinkedIn account names or URLs as indicated.
  4. Click Update Settings.
  5. Go to an existing activity or news or create and publish a new activity or news update.
  6. Once published, scroll down to the Social Broadcaster section of the page.
  7. Click the Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn button to share the item to your club’s social media account. A pop-up box will appear.
  8. Adjust (Twitter) or add (Facebook, LinkedIn) text in the description field.
  9. When sharing to Facebook, remember to select the location where you’d like to share the item by selecting the location from the Share on your timeline drop-down.
  10. When sharing LinkedIn, remove the check from the Share an update checkbox and place a check in the Post to groups checkbox. Type the name of the group in the Groups field to locate it.

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11. Click the Share, Tweet or Post to Facebook button to share the item to the selected social media account.

I hope you feel like you’ve learned more ways that you can maximize your social media management by connecting some accounts so they can do double duty for you. Taking a little bit of time to setup these systems will pay off for you in the long run.

And, hey, there’s just one last post in this social media series. In that one we’ll tackle how to setup your social media administration so things are organized and run smoothly.

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