Now, I can already hear some of you saying that the lack of being able to share Facebook statuses or content is by no means Facebook for mobile’s biggest problem. But please understand that in the world of social media, being unable to share content is, well, not being very social is it?
Nothing that has ever gone viral has ever done so without being shared. Sharing is the key to sociability. And yet this key feature is ominously missing on Facebook for mobile.
But be of good cheer.
I’m here to help.
Step 1: Do NOT use your mobile phone’s Facebook app.
Step 2: Open your mobile phone’s internet browser and go to www.facebook.com/home.php.
Take a good look at that URL. You MUST use the ‘/home.php’ at the end. If you use just ‘www.facebook.com,’ they’re going to identify that you are accessing Facebook from a mobile device and then push you to the mobile phone version.
You do not want this.
When you use the ‘www.facebook.com/home.php’ URL, you will access the full (normal) version of Facebook with all its inherent functionality, including the share button.
So that’s it.
Two easy steps.
But take note!!! This is not a magic wand that’ll allow you to share anything and everything. You can only share that which you would normally be able to share using Facebook from a normal desktop or laptop.
And yes, it is not ideal to access the full version of Facebook on your mobile phone with its limited screen space. I didn’t say it would be easy, but at least you can now share.
Go ahead then. Give it a try. And share this article from your mobile phone.