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Twitter Quietly Rolls Out Richer Facebook Integration

Twitter has improved how tweets appear on Facebook for those users who have connected the two networks.

In typical Twitter style, this richer integration was rolled out without much fanfare, but it does make for a more readable, functional Twitter-to-Facebook experience.

The update included improved appearances for usernames, hashtags and photos when someone posts a tweet to Facebook, as well as support for posting tweets to business pages.

Take a look at the richer experience users will now get when they post a tweet to Facebook in the image below:

The photo I tweeted appears in a thumbnail along with a link that takes Facebook users to the full size photo on Twitter.

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to TheNextWeb that they had updated the way tweets appear on Facebook:

“We have fixed many issues with the Twitter for Facebook integration, including the ability to post to Facebook Pages, and added some new features.

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.”

If you’re interested in connecting your Twitter account to Facebook, you can take a look at our step-by-step guide here. And for full disclosure, I don’t recommend connecting the two networks to most users, since Twitter and Facebook etiquette differs extremely – tweeting 10 times a day is fine, but if you post all of those tweets to Facebook your friends might get a little annoyed. Still, some users prefer to link the two, and they now have another reason to do it.

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