Using Twitter to Automate Posts to LinkedIn? Not Anymore!

Until this weekend , it was possible to post a tweet on Twitter and have that post automatically appear in your LinkedIn updates.  For those of us that were using that feature to send blog article publication announcements, this creates a bit of a wrinkle.  What was an automated process for me, thanks to a couple of Windows Live Writer plug-ins, now requires an extra step.  You can get more of the details on LinkedIn.   I may have to finally figure out how to do this on HootSuite or Tweet Deck.  Just be advised, if you used to rely on this method for posting to LinkedIn – it is gone.

Here are some tips from LinkedIn on how to work around the problem.

How can I continue to share updates on both LinkedIn and Twitter?

Initiate the conversation on LinkedIn. Simply compose your update, check the box with the Twitter icon, and click “Share.” This will automatically push your update to both your LinkedIn connections and your Twitter followers just as you’ve been able to do previously.

What changes can I expect to see on LinkedIn?

If you had previously synced your LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, and selected the option to share Tweets on LinkedIn, those Tweets generated from Twitter will no longer appear on LinkedIn. There will be no other changes to your LinkedIn experience.


About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at

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