How to post only certain tweets to Facebook

Managing status updates on both a Twitter and Facebook account can be a chore. Selective Twitter is a solution that helps cut back on having to double post updates by sending selective tweets to your Facebook profile.

Jason Cipriani Contributing Writer, ZDNet
Jason Cipriani is based out of beautiful Colorado and has been covering mobile technology news and reviewing the latest gadgets for the last six years. His work can also be found on sister site CNET in the How To section, as well as across several more online publications.
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If you are active on both Twitter and Facebook then you probably already know how much work it can be to keep both feeds updated. Some people prefer to keep their Facebook private, while Twitter lends itself to more impersonal interaction and updates. Although there are services that send every tweet to Facebook, that isn't always the ideal solution for users.

Selective Twitter allows you to pick which tweets will be posted on your Facebook account. In this simple guide we will show you how to set up the service, and how to use it.

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The first thing you will need to do is visit the Facebook app page for Selective Twitter by clicking here.

Sign in to your Facebook account if you aren't already.

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You may be greeted with a prompt similar to the one above to turn off secure browsing. It's all right to click on Continue, just make sure to log out and back in to Facebook after you are done setting up Selective Twitter to force your Facebook account back into an https connection.

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After you have logged in and pressed Continue to go past the secure-connection warning, you should see a screen similar to the one above. All you have to do to set up the Selective Twitter service is input your Twitter username, and press Save.

One thing to keep in mind is that if your Twitter account is set to private, Selective Twitter will not work. The service relies on Twitters' public search, a search that doesn't return private account tweets.

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After pressing Save, you will be presented with dialog asking you to allow Select Twitter to access your Facebook account. Press Allow.

After allowing access, you will see a confirmation screen stating that your Twitter account was successfully linked to your Facebook account.

You can poke around in the Settings (there isn't much in there), or set up another Twitter account to go to one of your Facebook Pages, by clicking on the corresponding tabs across the top.

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Now that you are all set up, the next time you send a tweet that you want to appear as a Facebook status update, simply place the hashtag #fb at the end of the tweet. Within a few minutes, Selective Twitter will have picked it up and placed it into your Facebook status.