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My mom uses the Facebook app for iPad and wanted to share a post, such as on the web interface:

FB Share

How does one share a post within the app?

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You cannot re-share posts from the iOS Facebook app.

You can re-share posts if you:

  • Browser to in mobile Safari
  • Log in
  • Click the three bar icon in the upper left hand corner to bring up the side bar
  • Scroll to the very bottom of the side bar
  • Click the "Desktop Version" link at the very bottom of the side

This will give you the full Facebook desktop web view and from here you can re-share posts in your timeline.

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Good workaround. Thanks – daviesgeek Feb 16 '12 at 1:22

Unfortunately, the Facebook for iPad app does not allow this in the native app.

One way to do this on the iPad is to log into Facebook from Safari and share a post as you would from any web browser.

Another possibility is the Friendly Plus for Facebook app. I'm not sure if it allows sharing of posts, but it does say in the release notes for version 3.5.3 that it "fixed share issue" so it's a possibility. Worth $.99 I'd say.

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I would like some verification on the app you mention. If anyone has used it, please let me know if this works! – daviesgeek Feb 16 '12 at 1:11
Yeah, unfortunately I don't own an iPad (yet) or I'd try it out myself. – Matt Love Feb 16 '12 at 1:13
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The latest version (5.2.2) of the Facebook app has added support for the share button.

New Share link to re-post stories from your news feed

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Google post to facebook marklet- its a copy of the web page post to facebook JavaScript. Keep as bookmark, activate in browser when on page you'd like to post. Pop ups cannot be blocked tho. A new tab will pop up with the familiar posting window (provided u r loogged in tuo fb or have nactive cookies!)

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Thanks for your answer, Naxalite971! Can you please add a link to the software you mention in your answer? It is always helpful to add a link to help the OP to find the right software. Thank you. – daviesgeek Jul 16 '12 at 6:29

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