How to get permalink of a post on Facebook?

So, you want to point your friends on facebook to a specific post but you can’t find a way to share that post with them via a button or link in the vicinity of that post. Or, suppose you are taking part in a contest on a company’s facebook page or group and you want to deliver maximum likes or comments on a certain post of you there. Then you would certainly want yourself to be able to give your friends the exact URL of that post. Unfortunately, I don’t find any clearly available option to get such a permalink for any post on facebook. Whenever you get a notification about a new comment or like on a post you are subscribed to and you click on that notification then that is the permalink that I always wished I could get without going through the notifications. Luckily, I found the following hidden trick to get it. The permalink of any post on facebook is hidden under its time stamp. So to get the permalink of any post, click on its time stamp reading “x hours ago”, “x seconds ago”, “a few minutes ago” etc. depending on the time passed since that post has been posted as shown in the following screen shot.

Facebook Post Permalink

As soon as, you click on the time stamp of a post, you will get to a new page containing only that post. At this point, you can copy your required permalink from the address bar of your browser.

Facebook Post Permalink

I have tested this on my news feed (home page), my own profile, profiles of my friends, and walls of groups and pages and it works every where.

Hope it will help you a little bit!


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    1. I gave it a quick try and it turned out that the link structure depends on type of the post whose timestamp you click. If post is a photo then link structure is like the first one you mentioned. However, if post is a status update (inside a group, of course) then its link is like the second example. I don’t currently know of any method to get a link in second form for a photo. May be someone else can give us a tip for that. (Assuming that it is possible in first place)

      Thanks for visiting though!! 🙂

  1. This works for posts on a regular page. But for posts on a FB group page the the link under date gives back the entire group wwith given post at the top. Not as good, since it’s still in the narrow coulmn format which sucks.

      1. It works for groups now (or at least, it worked for the one post I was interested in which was posted to a group).

        Thanks for the tip!

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