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If you’re a fan of Facebook, you’re probably a user of a few other social networks too. You might have an account on Twitter or Google+, which you might use for work or just as a place to chat. You might also collect links in Google Reader, Delicious or Evernote. But do you know how easy it is to link them all together in just the right ways?

You may have previously heard MakeUseOf staff raving about IFTTT (If This Then That) and showing you some of the awesome stuff you can do with it. Today, we’ll show you some of the best IFTTT recipes you can use with Facebook and Twitter to make organising your online social life just grand.

Quick IFTTT Primer

If you’ve never used IFTTT before and you’d like a quick run-through first, check out Justin’s great article which goes through all the IFTTT basics If This Then That: Connect & Automate Any Two Of Your Favorite Web Apps If This Then That: Connect & Automate Any Two Of Your Favorite Web Apps Connect any two of your favorite web apps in creative ways. A sort of "digital duct tape" according to Linden Tibbets, the app's creator, If This Then That (ifttt) lets you find new uses for... Read More . Then check out the following great Facebook recipes.

Send #fb Tweets To Facebook Minus Hashtag

Although it’s possible to link up Twitter and Facebook natively Get Awesome Twitter Features On Facebook With This Neat Trick Get Awesome Twitter Features On Facebook With This Neat Trick In the world of social networks, there are two really big players: Facebook and Twitter. These are not the only players, not by a long shot, but with almost 150 million users on Twitter, and... Read More now, it’s still an all-or-nothing kind of thing. For those of us who still want a little bit of control and prefer to use the #fb tag to say which tweets go to Facebook, there’s an IFTT rule which will send them along and strip out the #fb tag for you.

Tweet My Facebook Status Updates

For cross-compatibility with Twitter, you can also get Facebook updates sent to Twitter. With this and the last IFTT recipe working together you could get into a loop, so just pick one.

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Tweet My Facebook Links

Another recipe will send your Facebook links to Twitter for you. So, if you are busy showing your friends fun things on Facebook your Twitter followers will see it too.

Google Reader Starred Items To Facebook

So, each morning you might sit down to your morning coffee and read your Google Reader RSS feeds. When you find something worth sharing, the natural thing is to star it or share it to Google Plus – not to jump into Facebook and add a link to share with your friends. With this little recipe, any articles starred in Google plus will be added as a link in Facebook painlessly.

Pictures Posted To Twitter Sent To Mobile Uploads On Facebook

If you’re the sort of person who instantly heads to Twitpic or similar when you want to share a photo you’ve taken while out and about, then this little recipe will help you share your Twitter photos with Facebook too. Any pictures you send to Twitter will automatically be sent to your mobile uploads album in Facebook too.

Delicious Links To Facebook

If you naturally save all of your best shareable links to Delicious, you’ll love this recipe. It will take any link you publicly share on Delicious and post it to Facebook for you.

Facebook Links To Evernote

This is a recipe which works on the premise that you want all things to be collected in Evernote for safe keeping. It will back up any link you’ve sent to Facebook by sending your Facebook links to Evernote for you.

Google+ Update To Facebook

If you’re active on Google+ and would like that to be reflected in your Facebook activities, use this recipe to bring your Google+ updates into Facebook. It uses plu.sr to get your Google+ RSS feed and will add any update it sees.

Update Twitter Photo When Facebook Changes

Here’s a neat way to keep your identity looking the same across Facebook and Twitter. The recipe will ensure whenever you change your Facebook photo that your Twitter photo is updated as well.

More IFTT Articles

If you’ve just realised how useful IFTT can be, check out these articles too:

What are your favourite Facebook and Twitter IFTT recipes? What would you love to be able to do with them?

  1. Keith Swartz
    November 26, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Another GREAT idea! Thanks MUO! Why did I not think of this?

  2. Bob W
    November 2, 2012 at 4:28 am

    I love If This Than That (IFTTT) http://www.ifttt.com! This is an amazing website that allows users to replicate tasks across multiple programs. I've been using If This Than That (IFTTT) for about 6 months now, and love the flexibility, functions, and capabilities the website provides. I am FINALLY beginning to have a sense of organization in my world full of FAST, internet data overload. Every day I learn (or create) more settings (called 'recipes') which allow me to automate repetitive tasks. I can also, easily, automatically update social media sites and/or my personal blog depending on the variables that I set. The recipes are virtually endless, and the developers are working hard to add new applications daily. There are also a wide variety of previously created recipes, already made by other users, for ;you to browse, use, tweak, etc. I HIGHLY recommend this website to anyone! (And I am not the type person who typically writes reviews or provides comments on any website).

  3. rama moorthy
    September 2, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Hey Angela .. is there any way to post the Facebook post or twitter tweet to Google + ..
    I am looking for it ... Please help me..

    • Angela Alcorn
      September 7, 2012 at 6:25 am

      You can't yet post to Google+ using IFTTT. Even to get information out of Google+ is using an RSS hack. Sorry!

      You can do it the other way around, though (as shown in the article).

  4. Rob Long
    July 30, 2012 at 6:28 am

    So many scams on facebook...

  5. Rob Long
    July 30, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Thanks

  6. Jonny Roder
    July 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Need to try.

  7. JohnBunka
    July 25, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Nice, I left ifft because I wan;t sure what to have it do but this will really help! thanks

  8. Phúc Ng?c
    July 25, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Nice to know Ifttt tips :x I'm always a heavy user of Ifttt!

  9. Jan
    July 24, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Is there any wat to get the good old twitter to linkedin back with this?

    • Ryashini Krish
      July 25, 2012 at 7:31 am

      Depends on what you want to do

    • Angela Alcorn
      July 27, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      If you mean copying Tweets as LinkedIn statuses, then yeah. If you can't find a ready-made recipe, just do one with "create". It's fairly easy!

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