If I could recall, Facebook share button missing happened to occur on pages and groups in 2014, 2015 – but no one could be able to come up with the issue and reasons even Facebook teams. Now, in 2017, the same share button has disappeared on posts.
Reason for Facebook Share button missing?
If you have checked my post about Facebook privacy settings, you will understand how it works in details. I have learnt that Facebook share button not showing only happens when one’s privacy option for any post is set to Friends. Although, the share button shows in public posts.
Since a post is meant to be shared or visible only to one’s Facebook friends only, Facebook might have thought it wiser to keep off the share button from another group of people apart from your friends. This means, when a friend likes and decided to share your post (which you have set to be in your friend’s circle only) to his/her own timeline, that means that he/she might be violating your privacy option for that post.
When someone shares a post set only for friends, according to Facebook the post will only be visible to friends that you are sharing with the owner of the post you shared. It will not be visible to friends of friends but just the same friends both share – ie. A has B and C as friends When A updates, both B and C see the post. Also, when C shares A’s post, B will still see the post.
How Do I make Facebook Share button appear again?
The only way for now until Facebook changes mind in later updates is to change post privacy to Public. Public means that you want your friends of friends, non-friends to see your post even when shared by your friends or their friends of friends.
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