Twitter-to-Facebook integration FAIL

Over the last few days, a lot of people have been experiencing a major FAIL relaying tweets from Twitter to Facebook. I experienced this annoying failure as well, and here are the steps I took to fix it two days ago:

From Facebook

  1. Go to Apps -> Twitter
  2. Disconnect the app (click the “Want to disconnect…?” link toward the top of the app screen)
  3. When prompted to confirm, click OK
  4. Logout of Facebook: Account -> Logout

From Twitter

  1. Settings -> Connections
  2. Under Twitter for Facebook, click Revoke Access
  3. Sign out of Twitter

From Facebook

  1. Sign in
  2. Go to Apps -> Twitter
  3. Sign into the app (Twitter username/password)
  4. Click Allow
  5. App permissions -> Check Facebook Profile (be sure to wait for the spinner next to the check box stop spinning)
    • If you get a popup here, follow the instructions. I didn’t get a popup box every time I did this

From Twitter

  1. Sign in
  2. At this points, Tweets should go to Facebook

Note: this worked for me when I followed these steps a few days ago. The integration seems to be messed up again this morning, but it looks like it has to do with issues on the Twitter side. I’ve been getting some timeouts even accessing the Twitter site, so issues today may be different from what was going on a few days ago.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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