Use Your FB Groups
More Like Your Profile!
Not too long ago Facebook implemented a new “Groups” feature and with it came countless headaches and questions and social SNAFUs!
One of the glaring problems (beyond the forced invitation which we all hate) is that there is no easy way to share content from the outside world easily to the group itself for the group owner.
This makes for a lot of copy pasting!
I usually use Hootsuite and their handy-dandy browser add-on called Hootlet to easily share web content to my Facebook Page (the feature set totally trumps this little application I’m about to show you) but Hootlet can’t talk to Groups…
So when my friend Steve Shoemaker recently showed me an handy little Facebook application (with bookmarklet) that is capable of sharing content straight to your group.
There are some caveats though… first off is that it does NOT support HTTPS encryption and so if you are surfing even with Facebook’s fake HTTPS setting (or with a real protection such as HTTPSeverywhere) this application will not work for you… secondly, like the Hootlet, it does not support tagging so you are still unable to use it for many syndication activities because you can not tag the creator.
However, if you need to share general content to a Facebook group and really need the functionality this could be just the tool your looking for!
So if you’re looking for a handy way to share content to your Facebook Group, be sure to check out Share Bookmarklet!
Be sure to tell Steve thanks for this fun find! (And if you haven’t yet also check out Hootsuite’s Hootlet)
What’s your favorite uncommon Facebook Application? Which apps do you depend on daily? Are you using groups as part of your Facebook strategy?
Look forward to sharing thoughts so leave your comment below!
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