Do you have a Facebook page that you upload content to regularly? Have you ever wondered how you can easily get that same content from your Facebook Page to a Pinterest board without having to visit the platform and re-upload the content from your computer? Surely there has to be a way to avoid doing double duty, right?
The answer is YES! There are several ways to do this in fact! Below are the 4 easiest techniques I know to share content from a Facebook Page to a Pinterest Board. Try one out and let me know in the comments how it works for you!
Please note, pinning content from your Facebook Pages (or anywhere) is only recommended when there is an accompanying image. While you can pin images of any size, keep in mind that vertical images perform better on Pinterest….and yes, you CAN upload vertical images to Facebook 😉
If This, Then That (IFTTT.com) is a website aimed at automating daily and repetitive tasks. This site integrates with a LOT of different social media sites, productivity tools, and even home automation! If you’ve never used IFTTT before you can check out my behind the scenes tutorial here: IFTTT Tutorial
They’ve cleaned up their user interface recently and added some new features, but the jist of it is the same. Also, I use the term “recipes” in the video, but IFTTT has changed their terminology to “applets” instead.
Anyway, you can set up this applet to have IFTTT automatically add content you add to your Facebook Page (or profile) to a Pinterest board.
IF a photo (or post) is added to FB Page, THEN pin to X board on Pinterest.
I did run this applet to be sure it works, since sometimes in the past IFTTT applets have not worked correctly. This one did work for me. However, I didn’t play with it enough to figure out if it transfers over the caption or any text content. So this may or may not be the best option for you – depending on how much you want to fiddle with IFTTT’s “ingredients” to get the applet to perform optimally.
I can’t say enough good things about Buffer. And no, I am not an affiliate. (Although as much as I promote their product, maybe I ought to be!)
Buffer is free to use, but does not integrate with Pinterest unless you upgrade to the “Awesome” plan – which currently runs about $13/mo. I pay for the upgrade because I manage clients, but even if I didn’t the Pinterest integration alone is worth it! Plus you can connect up to 10 different social media accounts, which is fabulous for anyone who is showing up on multiple platforms – personally OR professionally!
Buffer integrates with Facebook, so when you go to view something you’ve posted on your Facebook Page, you’ll see an option next to “share” on the post to “buffer” it. If you’ve got your Pinterest account connected, you can simply click this “buffer” button on the Facebook post you want to share to Pinterest. You’ll get a pop up box from Buffer asking you to input your caption and choose which board you want to pin to – which is a step up from IFTTT where you can only choose 1 board which the applet will always pin to.
I heart this method the most! If you’d like to get a behind the scenes look at Buffer before investing in the Awesome Plan, you can watch my short tutorial here: Buffer Tutorial
Right Click Photo
If you can’t or don’t want to pay for Buffer (maybe you have another scheduling tool you just adore or maybe you’re just starting out and money’s tight – hey, I get it.), then here’s a nifty trick!
Visit the post you want to share to Pinterest. Click on the photo to enlarge it, then right click on the enlarged photo. At the bottom of the menu that pops up, you should have an option to “pin it”. Click that and pin to whatever board you choose.
This may be different from browser to browser or system to system. I tested it on Firefox and Chrome and both gave me the option, and it worked just fine! I also run Linux, so if I can do it, you Windows or Mac people should be able to do it too!
Pin from URL
If all else fails you can always add a pin to a board via the content host’s URL.
To do this, you’d first find the content you want to share, and do 1 of two things:
- Without enlarging the photo, right click the post image. Choose “copy link location”
- Enlarge photo. Copy the link you now see in the browser bar at the top of your browser winder.
Once you have the link copied via one of these two methods, then follow these steps:
- Login to Pinterest
- Click the plus button at the top of the page (next to the search bar).
- Choose to save from “the web”.
- Right click in the url field and choose “paste”.
- Hit enter or tab – or click “next”.
- Pinterest will make you choose the image you want to use that’s associated with the url (you know, in case there are multiple images on the same page). Click the image you want to use.
- Then choose which board you want to pin to and click save.
Of all the methods above, Buffer is by far the easiest and also allows you to schedule the pin (once you have a schedule timeline set up in Buffer) – rather than saving it to a board right at that moment in time. But, there you have it – 4 ways to share content from your Facebook Page to your Pinterest Boards!
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