I shared this tip on my Facebook page a while back, but it’s useful so I thought I’d put it here to in case you missed it.
Sometimes it’s handy to be able to reference a specific tweet, status update or other social media post. Linking to Twitter.com or Facebook.com isn’t a good idea since the specific post you’re referencing will likely be long pushed off the homepage.
To get the URL for a specific post on social media sites, simply click the timestamp. Then you can grab its unique URL and use that link wherever you’d like – on your blog, in an email or on another social media platform (think cross-promotion).
For example, let’s start on Twitter. Let’s say I find this tweet and want to link to it for sharing. I can simply click on the timestamp.
When I do, I’m taken to that tweet’s own page and I can grab the URL here and use it wherever I want. Easy peasy.
It’s the same for Facebook. Just click on the timestamp for any status update or comment.
Clicking on the timestamp brings you here and then you can grab the URL. It’s great for referencing a previous conversation.
And it’s not just for Twitter and Facebook. You can apply the same principle to other social media platforms like Instagram, etc. It’s all about the timestamp!