Sharing posts to Facebook via Tumblr is now a “billion times” easier as Tumblr has announced its integration with Facebook Timeline. Now, Tumblr posts will appear on your Facebook Timeline, News Feed and Ticker when you chose to “send to Facebook.” This will also include Tumblr likes and replies, which will automatically appear on Facebook as well.
The new options included are -
- Toggle “Send to Facebook” when posting
- Share Replies on your Facebook Timeline
- Share Likes on your Facebook Timeline
Tumblr users can start using these new options, which are available in their blog settings. Users can adjust the setting to share posts on their Facebook Timeline. If you’ve already linked your Tumblr account with Facebook, then you’ll get a notification that says, “We’ve improved Facebook sharing. Upgrade now.”
How to Integrate Tumblr with Your Facebook Timeline Profile
- If you were already integrated with Facebook through Tumblr’s App, then you should see an update prompt once you log in to Tumblr (We’ve improved Facebook sharing. Upgrade now).
- If you were not yet “connected” to Facebook, Go to Blog Settings >> Check the option “Share posts on your Timeline”
How to Integrate Tumblr with Your Facebook Timeline Page
- Go to Blog Settings >> Check Share posts on your Timeline.
- After you log in to Facebook you will see a message that says – “Tumblr would also like permission to: Manage your pages, Tumblr may login as any of your Pages, including (a list with your Pages). Click on Allow.”
- Now, Go Back to your Tumblr and go to Blog Settings >> Scroll Down until your find the Facebook Option. You will now see a few more options, including a drop down menu, from which you will be able to choose which page (or profile) you will send your posts to.
The integration is completely optional, so users are not forced to open up their posts to Facebook. In the meantime, this integration with Facebook means a lot to Tumblr. The integration with Facebook will result in more referral traffic for Tumblr blogs. Tumblr hopes that users will auto share their posts in order to fetch more traffic through the social networking giant. The more contents shared the better traffic Tumblr will receive.
It’s a very smart move by the two sites, especially Tumblr. Several businesses that are using Facebook’s Open Graph apps have reported that the amount of traffic brought in by Facebook is getting better day by day, giving them an insight into user engagement within the social network.
Tumblr recently achieved a 20 billion posts milestone with more than 50 million blogs. It now hopes that many new blogs will be created with many new posts, including shares from friends without messing up Facebook pages with auto-updates.