How to Make a Post Shareable on Facebook


After posting your funniest meme on Facebook, your friends beg you to make the Facebook post shareable.

There is just one small detail, how do you do that?

Sharing posts on the website is one of the most common actions that users do.

And while most posts are shareable, your post might not be.

That may be because of your security settings. But don’t worry.

You don’t need to compromise your information to make a Facebook post shareable.

If you want your future posts to reach a wider audience, here’s what you need to know:

  • Why can’t you share a post on Facebook?
  • How to make a post shareable on Facebook
  • How to make a post shareable on mobile

Why Can’t You Share A Post On Facebook?

It’s probably due to the post’s privacy settings.

The privacy settings refer to who can see and interact with an existing post.

You can change privacy settings of any post on the Facebook app on the settings menu.

Since a couple of years ago, Facebook has given its users more control over their profiles.

You can make a Facebook post shareable while still keeping your Facebook account private.

Note: Some may argue that the best form of privacy is to delete Facebook altogether.

Sure, you won’t be able to comment on your friends’ posts, but you’ll be out of the grid for sure.

How to Make a Post Shareable on Facebook

Before you make a Facebook post, you can change the security settings to make it completely public.

  • Step 1: Open Facebook’s website.

  • Step 2: Create a post.

  • Step 3: Right under your profile name, you’ll see the edit audience button.

  • Step 4: Click the audience button.

  • Step 5: Select who can interact with your new post. You can select:

    • Public.
    • Friends.
    • Friends except.
    • Specific friends.
    • Only Me.
  • Step 6: Choose public to make the post public.

  • Step 7: Click Save.

After you make Facebook posts shareable, strangers may comment on that specific post.

As a result, you may find some new faces on the People You May Know page.

Making A Post Shareable After Posting

If you want to make shareable an older post, here’s what you need to know:

  • Step 1: Search for the Facebook post you want to make public.
  • Step 2: On the upper right corner, click the three dots icon.
  • Step 3: On the drop-down menu, click Edit Privacy.
  • Step 4: Choose Public.

You could also click the Edit Post option and then click the small icon to the side of the posting time.

Lastly, you could just click that same icon to edit the Audience Settings instead of going to the Edit Post menu.

This works on all versions of Facebook, including the Facebook mobile app.

How To Make A Post Shareable On Mobile

If you don’t like the Facebook web version, you can use the Facebook mobile app.

Making a new post shareable is the same as in the website.

Before you create your next post, tap on the audience button in the upper right corner of the post. Then, select the audience.

Go to your profile page and search for a post you want to make shareable.

Then, tap the audience button on that post or the three dots on the top right corner.

Also Read: When you share Facebook posts, you are opening up to meet new friends.

However, sometimes Facebook won’t let you add friends. That may be due to any number of reasons.

How to Make Post Shareable on Facebook in a Group

It depends on the privacy settings of the group. You can only share posts from public Facebook groups.

If you are in a public group, you can share posts with others users anywhere on the website.

Can You Make Shareable Posts In A Private Group?

You’ll need to make the Facebook group public. Posts on a private Facebook group can only be shared with other members of the same group.

Why Can’t I See The Share Button On Some Facebook Posts?

It may be due to your friend’s privacy settings. As long as your friend’s post is set to private, you won’t be able to share it.

You could ask your friends to make their post public, but they are free to say no to your request.

Why Should You Make Facebook Posts Shareable?

Sharing posts is part of the core experience of the website.

Sharing posts can help you reach and meet new people on the platform.

However, sharing a post is not for everyone. After all, there are those who would like to have some privacy.

Not all your friends need to share every post you make.

Making Facebook Post Shareable: Conclusion

That’s how you share a post on the platform. If you find this guide useful, please share it with your friends!

Put your knowledge to the test and see if you can post this guide on your profile.

Shareable Facebook Post FAQ

How Do I Make A Facebook Post Shareable?

You can make it shareable by tapping on the audience icon on a post. From there, selec who you want to be able to share the post. You can select Friends or only you.

About the author

Karen is a senior technical writer and copywriter here at GrowFollowing. Her area of expertize are social media apps and new media.