TikTok, the trend-setting platform for short-form videos, has become one of the fastest-growing smartphone apps available on both Android and iPhone. Whether you’re a creator or a viewer, there’s a wealth of content that you might wish to share on other platforms. So, how do you share a TikTok story on Facebook, one of the most popular social media platforms? Look no further – this article breaks down several methods in an easy-to-understand, step-by-step process.
Essential Preparations for Sharing Your TikTok Stories on Facebook
Before diving into the methods, make sure to:
- Download and Install: Ensure you have the TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram apps on your smartphone if not already done.
- Connect Your Apps: Link your Facebook app to your Instagram app, and optionally, your TikTok app to your Instagram app.
Method #1: Sharing Directly to Your Facebook News Feed
Let’s start with the most straightforward approach:
- Open TikTok: Launch the TikTok app on your Android or iPhone.
- Find the Video: Locate the TikTok video you wish to share either on your home feed or via the discovery tab.
- Click on Share: On the right side of the video, find and click the ‘Share’ icon.
- Select Facebook: Click the Facebook icon, which should automatically link you to your Facebook app. If you can’t see it immediately, click on the three dots icon to see other options.
- Publish: Once logged into Facebook, click ‘Publish.’ The video will load directly into your Facebook Story.
- Edit (Optional): If you wish, you can modify the video by adding special effects or text, or trimming the video before posting it to your story.
Note: The Facebook app may request access to your phone’s photos and media files if you’ve never allowed this before.
Method #2: Using Instagram Stories to Share on Facebook
The second method involves using Instagram stories, which requires connecting your Facebook app to your Instagram app. Here’s how you do it:
- Activate Share Option: First, you need to enable an option on Instagram that allows you to share an Instagram story as a Facebook story.
- Open Instagram: Launch the Instagram app and access your profile by tapping the ‘Profile’ button.
- Access Settings: Tap the three-line icon to open settings.
- Choose Privacy: Select the ‘Privacy’ option.
- Select Story: Tap on ‘Story.’
- Enable Share Option: Scroll down and enable ‘Share Your Story on Facebook.’
- Follow Instructions: Proceed according to the instructions on your screen until you have linked your Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Now, you’re ready to share your TikTok video:
- Open TikTok: Launch the TikTok app and choose the video you want to share.
- Click on Share: Find the ‘Share’ icon on the right side of the video and click it.
- Choose Instagram Stories: Select the option for Instagram stories.
- Edit Video (Optional): You will then be redirected to Instagram’s sharing page, where you can modify the video, add text and effects.
- Click Next: Once satisfied, click ‘Next.’
- Select Sharing Options: We recommend selecting ‘Your Story.’ Click ‘Share’ to immediately send the video to your story.
Method #3: Using a Browser to Share on Facebook
This method allows you to use a browser to share your TikTok video on Facebook. Here’s how:
- Open TikTok: Access TikTok either via the app or website on your phone or a computer.
- Find Your Video: Locate the video you wish to share.
- Copy Link: Click on the ‘Share’ icon and then on the ‘Copy Link’ option from the context menu.
- Open Browser: Switch to your phone’s browser or open another tab in your PC’s browser.
- Enter URL: Type this in your browser’s address bar: https://m.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=yourtiktoklink (do not hit enter yet).
- Replace Placeholder: Substitute “yourtiktoklink” with the TikTok link you copied.
- Access Site: Now you can access the site.
- Login to Facebook (If Required): If you haven’t logged into Facebook in the browser yet, you’ll be taken to the login page.
- Choose Where to Share: After logging in, choose whether you want to share just to your Story or to both the feed and the Story.
- Post to Facebook: Lastly, click on ‘Post to Facebook’ to publish the video to your Facebook Story.
Method #4: Record Screen Video and Share
This final method involves recording the screen while playing a TikTok video, then sharing it on Facebook. Note that it’s important to respect copyright rules when sharing others’ content.
- Prepare Your Recording Tool: If your smartphone doesn’t come with a preinstalled screen recording app, download one.
- Open TikTok: Launch the TikTok app and locate the video you want to share.
- Start Recording: Open your screen recording app, play the TikTok video, and start recording.
- Save and Open Facebook: Once the recording is finished, save the video and open your Facebook app.
- Create a Story: Click the plus button titled ‘Create a Story’ on the main page.
- Select the Video: Navigate to the gallery where you’ve stored your recorded video, select it, and click ‘Share.’ You can add effects to the video before posting it if desired.
Note: Most screen recording apps, like AZ Screen Recorder for Android, also allow you to directly share the recorded TikTok video to your Facebook Story.
Wrapping It Up
Sharing content between different social media platforms like TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram is a great way to diversify your online presence and reach a wider audience. We hope this detailed guide will enable you to effortlessly share your favorite TikTok clips with your Facebook friends. Enjoy the fun of TikTok and Facebook combined!
Can I share TikTok videos on Facebook groups?
Yes! You can directly share your favorite TikTok videos with the Facebook groups you belong to.
How can I share TikTok videos on Facebook Messenger?
Sharing TikTok videos with your Messenger contacts is also possible, simply choose the Messenger option in the TikTok share menu.
Does Facebook own TikTok?
No, TikTok was launched by Chinese billionaire Zhang Yiming under the Chinese parent company, ByteDance, and is not owned by Facebook.