Facebook is a widely used social networking website that enables you to connect with friends, family, and acquaintances. With options to post texts (in 43 languages!), reels, disappearing stories, photographs, videos, and a lot more, Facebook is a complete package in itself. It is also a great source of entertainment and can get you hooked for a long time scrolling aimlessly through your Facebook news feed (Yes, we’re all guilty of watching hours of cat videos at 2 am!)
Apart from personal accounts, you can also create a Facebook page to build your brand. This article details out everything that you need to know about how to post on Facebook. Whether you want to grow your business on Facebook or post embarrassing pictures of your friends — we’ve got you covered.
How to Post Facebook Posts Using the Facebook Website
When using a computer/laptop, the most convenient way to upload anything on Facebook is via the Facebook site. Here’s how to post on Facebook — both news feed posts and stories — using the website.
Steps to Post a News Feed Post on Facebook
Step 1: Visit the Facebook site on your browser.
Step 2: Sign in to your Facebook account by entering your email/phone number and password. If you don’t have a Facebook account, then sign up and create one.
Step 3: After you’ve logged in, click on the text box that says What’s on your mind? and add the text that you want.
When posting a purely textual post on your timeline, you’ll get the option to add a cute background to it by clicking on the Aa icon situated below the text field.
Step 5: To add photos/videos to your post, click on the image icon in the Add to your post section. Click on Add Photos/Videos and browse through your folders to select the media file and upload it, or Drag and Drop it.
Don’t hesitate to explore the Add to your post section, as it also offers other posting options like posting a gif, life event, live video, or hosting a Q&A.
Step 6: Click on the icon to tag friends on your Facebook post. You may also add a location or add a feeling/activity to your post before uploading it.
Step 7: Next to your account icon, you will see the option to select the audience for your post. This decides who can see your post. The audience options available on Facebook are – Public, Friends, Friends except, Specific friends, Only me, and Custom.
As you might have guessed — Public posts are visible to everyone on Facebook, posts shared to Friends are visible only to Facebook friends, and posts shared with the Only me setting are visible only to you. The Friends except option allows you to hide your post from some friends, while the Specific friend’s option will enable you to share your post only with specific friends.
Step 8: The final step is to click Post.
So, there you go, that is how to post on Facebook straight from your browser, without installing any app.
You may also refer to this video which has explained in detail how to post on Facebook:
Steps to Post Stories on Your Facebook Page or Account
Facebook recently added the stories feature, and it is a huge hit among the younger generation. With stories, you can upload something on Facebook, and it will automatically disappear after 24hours. Here’s how to share stories on Facebook using the Facebook website:
Step 1: Go to your News Feed and click on Create Story.
Step 2: You will get two options – Create a photo story or Create a text story.
Create a Photo Story
Step 1: Click on Create a photo story, browse through folders, and select the photo you want to share.
Step 2: After selecting the photo, you will see a preview of your story. Here, you can crop and rotate the image.
Step 3: Click on Add Text if you want to add text to your story.
Step 4: Click on the icon next to Your Story and select the audience for your Facebook story.
Step 5: Finally, click on Share to Story.
Create a Text Story
Step 1: After clicking on Create a Text Story, type into the text box that says Start Typing.
Step 2: Right below the text field, there are options that you can make use of to change your text font and text background.
Step 3: Click on the icon next to Your Story and select the audience for your Facebook story.
Step 4: Check your story preview, then click on Share to Story to upload it.
These were easy steps to post stories on Facebook from your PC/laptop.
How to Post on Facebook Using the Facebook App
The Facebook app is a very handy tool, and almost every Facebook user has it installed on their phone. Not only is the app extremely easy to use, but it also offers additional options which are not available on the Facebook site. So, keep reading to know how to post on Facebook using the Facebook app.
Steps to Post a Facebook Post Using the Facebook App
Step 2: Launch the app and Log in to your Facebook account.
Step 3: Tap on Write Something Here.
Step 4: Add text in the text box. Again, you can add background to your purely textual Facebook posts by tapping on the Aa icon.
Step 5: Tap on the image icon and select one or more photos/videos from your gallery to add images/videos to your Facebook post. You may also tap on the icon to click an image and post directly on your Facebook account or Facebook page.
Step 6: Click on the icon to tag your Facebook friends on your post. You may also add a location or a feeling/activity to your Facebook post before uploading it.
Step 7: Next to your account icon, you will see the option to select the audience for your Facebook post. The audience options available on Facebook are – Public, Friends, Friends except, Specific friends, Only me, and Custom.
Step 8: Finally, Tap on Post.
You may also check out this quick tutorial on how to post on Facebook from the iOS app:
Steps to Post Facebook Stories Using the Facebook App
The extra features available on the Facebook app make posting stories much more fun! Here’s how to post stories using the Facebook App:
Step 1: Launch the Facebook App and tap on Create Story.
Step 2: When adding a story from the Facebook app, you get many additional options. These include adding music, adding a green screen, creating a boomerang, creating a poll, and so on. Tap on whichever option you’d like to continue with.
Step 3: Add text or upload media and edit your post as you like. Then, you can add stickers, draw readers, add music, tag Facebook friends, and more.
Step 4: At the bottom left, you’ll find the option to edit privacy. Here, you can select the audience for your story and post your account on Instagram simultaneously.
Step 5: Tap on Share.
Steps to Post Reels Using the Facebook App
Facebook Reel is a relatively new feature that is gaining more and more popularity by the day. It enables users to create fun videos that are no longer than 26 seconds. Since more and more platform algorithms are being redesigned to promote video graphics content, posting reels regularly can help drive a lot more traffic towards your content.
The option to post reels is available only on the Facebook app. Follow these steps to know how to post reels on your Facebook page/account:
Step 1: Launch the app and tap on reel.
Step 2: Click a short video or upload one from your gallery.
Step 3: Next, you can add effects to your video, trim it, adjust the timer and add stickers and music to your reel according to your wish.
Step 4: Tap on Next, add a description, and set the audience for your reel.
Step 5: Tap on Share Reel.
And that covers pretty much all you need to know about how to post on Facebook from your computer or phone.
How to Post on Someone Else’s Timeline
Facebook has been reminding us of our friends’ birthdays since 2004! It is common to wish friends a happy birthday by posting on their timeline on their birthday. If you’re wondering how to do so, we’ve got you covered. Follow these easy steps for the same:
Step 1: Launch the app, or open the website, then log in to your account or create one — you know the drill by now.
Step 2: Type your friend’s name in the search box and click/tap on their profile.
Step 3: Spot the text box which says Write something to XYZ.
Step 4: Follow the same steps to post any other post on your account and click Post.
Your post is now uploaded. Note that the audience for a post that you share on a friend’s timeline will be controlled by that friend only.
So, this was all about how to post on Facebook. Now that you’re well equipped with the know-how, I encourage you to experiment and get creative with your posts. Oh, and don’t forget to have fun with it!