How to share visitor (Facebook fan) posts to your timeline

With the recent introduction of new look Facebook Pages a few basic functions have apparently disappeared undergone a tweak.

Most Pages allow their fans to post publicly on their timelines and these posts surface in the, now left hand column, “Visitor Posts”. That column is now very hidden and requires a lot of scrolling down the Page to see it so visibility for the fan is going to be pretty low (it’s one of the many reasons that brand that value original fan content prefer Groups where member content is given the same prominence to that of the admins on the timeline).

If a Page admin decides they want to give more visibility to a visitor post the need to dig around a fair bit to find the magic share button. It’s even more confusing on mobile which displays a nice share button but will then only allow you to share as your personal profile on your personal timeline.

Share visitor posts on Facebook

On desktop there is no obvious Share button but with a little clicking it can be found. You need to click on the “VISITOR POSTS” text at the top of that section to see the Share button:

Share visitor posts on Facebook timeline

Once there you can either share immediately or instead write an intro piece to it. I also chose to adjust my targeting as the post in question was only relevant to English and German fans:

Shared post on Facebook


Thanks to Tracey Bartlett for helping me figure this out!


If you found this helpful, check out this post which describes how to re-order the left and right hand columns.

Marie Page

About Marie Page

Marie Page is one of the UK’s leading Facebook marketing experts. She is a founding partner of digital marketing consultancy The Digiterati and the Digiterati Academy e-learning portal for marketers and entrepreneurs. Her book (and companion online course) 'Winning at Facebook Marketing with Zero Budget' is an Amazon bestseller. Marie's work on the Facebook News Feed algorithm was featured in The Huffington Post. Marie is a regular guest on digital marketing blogs and podcasts including Social Media Examiner and Smart Insights. In 2018 she is speaking at Brighton SEO, Europe's biggest search and marketing conference. Marie is also author of two Smart Insights books: 'Smarter Guide to Facebook Marketing', now in its fourth edition, and 'Facebook Ads Guide', both edited by Dr Dave Chaffey.