How to share Facebook photos on WhatsApp

To share a Facebook image on WhatsApp you need to use the "Share externally" feature. Here's how to do it

While waiting for the possible unification of the platforms of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Instagram Direct, for the moment sharing media content from one application to another is far from simple. For example, to send an image from Facebook to WhatsApp you need to know a simple trick hidden in the functionality of the social network.

Many to send an image posted on Facebook to a friend on WhatsApp resort to the classic screenshot. But it is not the easiest method, in addition to the risk of clogging the device memory with thousands of useless images. The function we are talking about is called "Share externally" and is different than the simple "Share" present under each Facebook post. In fact, using the Share button sends to your friends the post published on Facebook and not the image. In addition, if our friend on WhatsApp does not have an account on the social network, they will not even be able to see the post. Here's how to share Facebook images on WhatsApp.

Facebook photos on WhatsApp: the procedure to follow

Facebook and WhatsApp are different platforms and sharing a multimedia content from one application to another can be complicated. When it comes to images, you need to follow some pretty simple instructions, but few people know about them. Here's how to do it.

If you see a photo on Facebook that you want to share with a friend on WhatsApp, the first thing to do is to select the image. A new page will open with the "Like", "Comment" and "Share" buttons at the bottom, and a little higher up the caption that accompanies the photo. In the upper right corner you'll notice an icon with three vertical dots: press it and a pop-up menu with three options will appear on the screen. Select the "Share externally" item and a new menu will open with on the first line the contacts with whom we talk most on WhatsApp. On the second line, instead, we find the social applications where we can share the photo. Choose WhatsApp and it will open the screen from the messaging application with all the contacts: choose who to send the picture to and that's it. In this way our friend will only receive the photo and not the post where it was published.