How to link to a Facebook Post

Sometimes you want to direct someone to a specific Facebook Post. Perhaps you’ve shared some information that you want to promote on a different network, or maybe there’s a conversation going on within a post and comments that you want to email one or more other people and direct them to that post. While you could simply share your Facebook Page URL and tell someone where to go on the page, it’s far more effecient to send them directly to the post you want them to see. While it’s actually really easy to do, it’s not immediately obvious just by looking at a post where to go.

Each time you add a new post to your Facebook wall, it will look something like this:

Typical Facebook Page Post

This was a post to our Facebook Page that we recently shared. As you can see, under our name and logo, it says that we shared it “about an hour ago.” That is the Post Timestamp. If you mouseover the timestamp, it will display a hovertip with the full date and time of the post.

Clicking on the timestamp will take you to a page just for that post, with a permanent URL that you can copy and paste. It should look something like this: http://www.facebook.com/TheSocialMediaHat/posts/396537587107966

This will work for any post in anyone’s timeline.

And that’s it! You now know the secret way to link to Facebook Posts.