Sharing on Social Media

Sharing on Social Media

You can easily share your articles, events, and other posts to your MyLO site on social media. In most cases it is as simple as copying the URL for the page that you want to share and then pasting it into the sharing page on the appropriate social media website.

Copy the URL

You can copy the URL of any article, page, event or other content on MyLO.

  1. Navigate to the appropriate page on MyLO.
  2. Click in the address bar at the top of your web browser. (See examples below)
  3. Select all text if necessary so that it is highlighted. The text will start with https://my.lwv.org
  4. Copy the URL. Cmd-C on Mac. Cntrl-C on Windows. Or Edit->Copy from the browser menubar.

Address Bar in Google Chrome on Macintosh:

Example of the address bar in Google Chrome on Macintosh

Address Bar in Safari on Macintosh:

Example of address bar in Safari on Macintosh

Once you have the URL copied. You can paste it at your social media website.

Share on Facebook

Navigate to Facebook (https://facebook.com) and log in to your account.

At the top of your News Feed click on "What's on your mind?"

Example of Facebook's "What's on your mind?" at the top of the News Feed

Type any  commentary you want about your share.

Paste the URL. Cmd-V on Macintosh. Cntrl-V on Windows. Edit->Paste in the browser menubar. The Title, Main Image, and Summary of your MyLO page will show up in your share window.

Example of the Facebook share window highlighting the Privacy Menu and Post button

Click on the News Feed privacy menu and set the appropriate level. "Public" is probably what you want. 

Example of the Facebook Privacy Menu

Click the blue "Post" button at the bottom of the share window.

Share on Twitter

Navigate to Twitter (https://twitter.com) and log in to your account.

At the top of your Feed click on "What's happening?"

Example of Twitter "What's happening?" field for posting shares.

Type any commentary you want about your share. Remember you have a 140 character limit.

Paste the URL. Cmd-V on Macintosh. Cntrl-V on Windows. Edit->Paste in the browser menubar.

Example of sharing a MyLO article on Twitter

Click the "Tweet" button at the bottom-right of the share window. You can see what the posted example Tweet looks like below.

Example of what a posted MyLO share looks like on the Twitter feed

Share on Google+

Navigate to Google+ (https://plus.google.com) and log in to your account.

At the top-left of your Feed click on "What's new with you?"

Example of Google Plus "What's new with you?" share

Type any commentary you want about your share.

Paste the URL. Cmd-V on Macintosh. Cntrl-V on Windows. Edit->Paste in the browser menubar.

Example of sharing a MyLO article on Google Plus

Next to your account name, make sure you privacy level is set to "Public."

Click the "Post" button at the bottom-right of the share window. Below you can see what the example looks like when posted.

Example of a MyLO article posted to Google Plus

Share on LinkedIn

Navigate to LinkedIn (https://linkedin.com) and log in to your account.

At the top of your Feed click on "Share an article, photo, video or idea"

Example of the share box on LinkedIn

Type any commentary you want about your share.

Paste the URL. Cmd-V on Macintosh. Cntrl-V on Windows. Edit->Paste in the browser menubar.

Example of sharing a MyLO article on LinkedIn

Click on "Post Setting" to set your privacy level. "Public" is probably what you want. 

Example of the privacy menu on LinkedIn

Click the "Post" button at the bottom-right of the share window.

 

 

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