A few months ago I sent out a survey asking women over fifty what social media platform they used most frequently and to tell me the one thing they would most like to learn how to do.
The results showed that the platform they used the most was hands down Facebook. Statistics show that not only is Facebook the preferred social media site of women, but is preferred by all baby boomers across the board.
The survey results also showed that the one thing they most wanted instruction on was an overwhelming ‘How to copy and paste from my phone.’
This post is in response to that request, and prompted me to begin a new series called Facebook for Boomers. This is the first in that series. I will be answering all the requests I received from those surveyed first. If you have a Facebook frustration and don’t see your topic addressed, send your request to me HERE, and I’ll include your topic in the coming weeks.
Now, get out your iPhone or iPad and let’s get busy shall we? You are going to be so proud of yourself!
Copy and Paste Text From Within Facebook
Copy and Paste an Image From Within Facebook
How many of you have seen those posts on Facebook asking you to ‘copy and paste’ a syrupy poem professing your eternal love for someone in your life? The post is usually bedazzled with sparkly things, butterflies and multiple hearts. Annoying, right?
They remind me of those good old-fashioned chain letters when we were kids – remember them? Your instructions were something like: “Send the last person on the list your first born, re-write this letter, add your name to the top, remove the name from the bottom, send this letter to 100 of your friends and in 10 days something amazing will happen to you.”
Yikes. Writer’s cramp was the only amazing thing that happened to me after writing those letters. Good Lord! I haven’t thought about chain letters in ages! Did any of you guys do them?
Sorry ’bout that little detour down memory lane. Let me get back on track…
Point is, a lot of the time when you’re asked to copy and paste something on Facebook, it’s something that most of us would typically just scroll on past. But there are other occasions when copying and pasting can come in really handy and can save you a ton of time.
So let’s get after this and learn how. Ready?
Now see – it’s easy peasy isn’t it?, and there’s a big advantage to learning it. Not only can you copy and paste to and from you and your friends Facebook pages, Facebook messenger and Facebook business pages, but you can also get all fancy by copying from an outside source to Facebook and visa versa.
So let’s see how that works…
Copy and Paste Text From Outside Sources To Facebook
In the following example, I’ve gone into a horoscope app on my phone and copied part of my horoscope to a new post on my Facebook page.
And finally, my personal favorite thing to copy to Facebook and what I tend to do the most…Links.
Is there a website you’ve found and want to share? Did you run across a great recipe online that you’d like to share the link to ? How about a great sale you just found out about? A blog post you read and loved?
Copying a link to Facebook is probably the easiest thing to copy and paste. Let’s do it!
Copy and Paste a Website Link From an Outside Source To Facebook
If you have any questions on this post, please leave your comment below. If something you don’t know how to do on Facebook is making you crazy, I’d love to hear about it. Chances are there’s someone else struggling with the same thing and it would be a great topic to include in the Facebook for Boomers series.
You can send me your request HERE.
Talk to you soon!