Question from Gabrielle H.: I have a question about Facebook that I’m hoping you can can answer for me.
Whenever I post something on my Facebook page and people share that post, Facebook lists all the people that have shared it.
I always try to thank every person individually for sharing my posts, but to do that I have to go to each person’s Timeline and scroll through it until I find the post of mine they shared.
That’s very time-consuming because some of those people put up a lot of posts!
I don’t have this problem when people share things from my personal Timeline, just when they share something from my page’s Timeline.
Is there any way to go directly to a shared Facebook post without having to scroll through the person’s Timeline to find it?
Rick’s answer: I know exactly what you’re talking about, Gabrielle.
The posts on my pages are typically shared by a lot of folks, and I too used to have to scroll through each person’s Timeline in order to find them. It really is extremely time-consuming!
Luckily, I eventually did find a way to go directly to those shared posts without having to scroll through each person’s Timeline and search for it.
In fact, you don’t need to visit the person’s Timeline at all!
Here’s the trick…
When you receive a notification that someone has shared one of your posts, all you have to do is click on the notification’s Time/Date stamp to open the shared post on its own page.
Note: A post’s Time/Date stamp is very easy to recognize. It will say something like “29 minutes“, “3h” or “April 16 at 7:52 AM“.
When you see a notification like “John Doe and 38 others shared your post” just click on the notification to display the list of people that shared it, then click on the Time/Date stamp of each one to open the shared post on its own page.
I always hold down the Ctrl key while clicking the Time/Date stamp to open the post in a new tab. That way I can thank the person for sharing the post and then close that tab and be right back at the list!
I hope this helps, Gabrielle. Good luck!
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