Twitter Confirms Facebook Integration of Usernames, Hashtags, Photos


Twitter has quietly tweaked the way usernames, hashtags, photos and more are cross-posted to Facebook.

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"The updated Twitter for Facebook integration now includes additional rich media experiences related to the first photo, URL, @mention or #hashtag in the cross-posted tweet," Twitter spokesman Robert Weeks told Mashable on Thursday night. "This update is available for everyone."

Twitter's Help Center also notes the changes, which Weeks says rolled out at the end of May: "We have fixed many issues with the Twitter for Facebook integration, including the ability to post to Facebook Pages, and added some new features!"

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Users who don't see the integration working can disconnect their Twitter and Facebook accounts in their Twitter profile settings and then reconnect their accounts in your Twitter profile settings.

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Facebook user Damien Basile tipped Mashable off to the changes (see examples above).

BONUS: Twitter's Top Tweets-Per-Second Moments

1. Castle in the Sky on TV

Anime movie Laputa: Castle in the Sky was televised in Japan on Dec. 9, 2011. The movie was made in 1989 by famed director Hayou Miyazaki, who also directed Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke.

During one point in televised broadcast in 2011, viewers joined forces, sending tweets at the same time to symbolically help the movie's characters cast a spell.

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