Linking Pinterest and Facebook

With social media marketing being both important and time-consuming, I wanted to share with you a tip that you may or may not feel like enlisting. 

I don’t always have time to hit up each social media site on a daily basis so I do cross-post a lot and I use whatever technology I can for that. 

There is a feature on Pinterest so that each time you pin something to a board, the post will also become a post on your Facebook timeline. 

The good thing is that this can save you time. 

The bad thing is it posts to your personal FB page, not your business/fan page. 

This is okay by me because I’m not much into separation of art and personal… I’m a personality all rolled into one. But I know a lot of my readers prefer to keep their work/art and their personal lives separate. 

For those who don’t, here’s what you do… 

  1. If you click on your icon/name in the upper right of the Pinterest page, it will show you a drop down menu. 
  2. Click on the second option “SETTINGS”.
  3. Scroll down past Account Basics, past Profile, and past Email Notifications (unless you want to turn that off while you’re here… I personally HATE email notifications for Pinterest and/or Facebook).
  4. On the section for Social Media Networks, just click on the white box next to the word “no” (which would then reveal the word “yes”). If you’re already signed in to Facebook, which most of us are, you should now have a “yes” there and all you have to do is click SAVE SETTINGS at the bottom of this page now. You may also set it up to post to Twitter and others.
  5. When you do a pin and get the PIN pop-up, in the lower left of the pop-up there is a check-mark box and it says posting to Facebook. If you do not want to post that pin to FB, just uncheck the box. Whatever you last do is your new default. Meaning if you remove the checkmark, it will be removed the next time you pin something. And if you HAVE the checkmark, it will be there the next time you pin something.

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