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Frequently Asked Question #279. How do I update my Facebook or Twitter when I post to LiveJournal?

You can choose to update your Facebook Wall through the Facebook Connect feature any time you post a public entry to LiveJournal using the Post an Entry page, or any time you post an unscreened comment to any public entry.
You can enable or disable Facebook or Twitter cross-posting using the Facebook Connect option on the Extensions tab of the My Account Settings page, as shown below:

Crosspost of entries to Facebook works only in manual mode: after entry (created in new editor) is posted then there's popup where you could share entry to Facebook.

The update to your Facebook Wall will say "[Your Name] posted a new entry to 'exampleusername' at LiveJournal." This notification will contain the subject and text of the entry you posted, and will link to the entry. A similar notification will appear if you post to a community. Any entries cross-posted to Twitter will contain either the subject of the post or a snippet of the entry, along with a short URL to the full entry on LiveJournal.

For comments, the Facebook update will say "[Your name] posted a new comment to 'exampleusername' at LiveJournal.", and will contain the subject and text of the comment, as well as a link to the entry. The Twitter update will contain either the subject of the comment or a snippet of the comment itself, as well as a short URL directly to the comment on LiveJournal.

Please note that the cross-posting options will automatically be unchecked when commenting to a Friends Only or Private post, so that no protected comments are sent to Facebook or Twitter by accident. Also note that cross-posting comments only works when you are viewing comments page in the journal style. Additionally, it is not possible to cross-post comments on protected entries or screened comments to Facebook or Twitter.

If your entries which should be cross-posted do not show up in your Facebook or Twitter, make sure that they are set to public when posted, as the cross-posting only works for public entries. Also try logging out of your social network profiles at the "Account Settings" page and then logging in once again. If none of these helps, please submit a request to LiveJournal Support; in your request, please describe the problem and provide the link to the entry which has not been cross-posted.

Last Updated: August 28th, 2018

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