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Use MultiShare to post to Twitter and Facebook from your Me tile

MultiShare

Last week Daniel wrote a post about the new Social Extensibility framework in Windows Phone 8.1 and how it’ll make sharing a lot better. The Social Extensibility framework (SEF) is a set of social extension APIs from Microsoft that will allow social apps to tie into the OS. In the past we’ve had apps like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others link directly into Windows Phone. But an entire update to the OS was needed to address any fixes or new additions to those services. Now anyone can jump into the social fun. MultiShare is a new Windows Phone 8.1 app that will allow you to post two Twitter and Facebook from the Me hub.

There’s really not a whole lot to say about MultiShare, except it works and does what its job really well. Download the app and head to the settings section to connect your Twitter and Facebook accounts. After that you’ll find MultiShare listed as an app in the Me hub when you select ‘post an update’. Select MultiShare and you’ll be taken to the minimalist app that will allow you to post an update to Twitter and Facebook at the same time.

MultiShare is simple and free. If you’re looking to post updates to both Twitter and Facebook at the same time using the Me hub take MultiShare for a spin.

Download MultiShare from the Windows Phone Store

QR: MultiShare

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aemehran says:

Love it. But it won't work for check ins. I hope they add that.

RoboMWM says:

Via photos app, as per usual...

ozahran says:

I've been using this app called One Love that posts to both, supports links, and pics.

http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=3b8ef4e4-cc50-4425-baf7-d22764597b8b

deadwrong03 says:

You have to purchase the app to use Facebook and twitter?

ozahran says:

You can use them on the free version but if you want to post on multiple fb pages, buffer, or LinkedIn then you'd have to buy the app.

AdamJoeOos says:

"That will allow you to post to* " (instead of two) .End of the first paragraph. :)

josonjoy1986 says:

Please don't....;)

deadwrong03 says:

Finally been waiting on something like this

alijahg34 says:

If it works like the old share with headline and picture. This will be great

DJCBS says:

Nice. I've actually removed the Me app from my Start Screen after they removed that feature. If I have to go to the Apps, I might as well just open the apps.

 

I'll probably pin this one to the Start Screen instead since the ME tile has become pretty useless to me and doesn't have transparency...and God help the one trying to ruin my transparent theme! =P

Me tile definitely has transparency

F3rzz says:

????  it has transparency.

Chef316 says:

Me tile has transparency

Yakkob says:

If you remove the Twitter and facebook apps, then you can post to both social networks from the ME tile...

Lumia 8x says:

It still doesn't flip the time when you get notifications. So still useless to me imo.

addicusbrown says:

Just downloaded it. Right before that had to double post Mike D'Antoni quitting and making my day!

lesd777 says:

Rather that our he get fired.

dalydose says:

No one can win with that roster. Spoiler: You'll be mad at the next scapegoat...i mean coach, next year. At this point, they won't be good until Kobe retires.

Ticomfreak says:

Some developer should recreate the old me hub...

I would but I'm too busy in between Football, School, and a highly requested 3rd party app for Windows RT.

aemehran says:

Help: I accidentally hit hide in the notification page in my Me hub. Does anyone know how to get it back in 8.1? Thanks. :)

pattayo_ib says:

Does it matters? Notifications won't be appearing there anyway, right? :)

aemehran says:

Really? I wouldn't know. I accidentally hid that section right after the update and haven't been able to see how it works. So no notification there at all?

kevin_poo says:

nope, nothing's there.. it said, all the notif is moved into notif center, so that this page no longer works. Microsoft just give that page so that we notice the new change in wp 8.1 , the same as when we try to capture screen using the old method, there will be a notif about what is changed..

so relax ;-)

aemehran says:

Cool thanks. It was bugging me, but I guess I don't care anymore about not having it there. Thanks buddy! :)

RoboMWM says:

I'm so afraid to touch the "hide this page," it's a reminder of the good ol' functioning and important Me tile notifications back then... :(

DJCBS says:

Go to the People hub -> click on the photo you have of you there above the list of contacts -> you'll be taken to the Me hub and will have the pin there ;)

aemehran says:

Thank you for your reply. But there tile is there. There notification page in it is missing.

pattayo_ib says:

Don't worry, it's just a fair reminder page. Pull down from top of your screen for notifications. They are way better now...

cmy102 says:

I don't think the notification page in the me tile displays any more notifications in wp8.1. Why would you still want it back?

I think I'm going to install this on my 810 right now. :)

mjrtoo says:

Microsoft is removing the things that made WP unique, sad really.

aemehran says:

+1. I did love how it worked before. I'll wait and see how this new way plays out.

pattayo_ib says:

Yeah i feel you... I love how they did the post sharing between fb n twtr... Hmmm now gone...

paulxxwall says:

Yeah not many have there me tiles on start screen any more! They now have limited functionality! Me tile=boring! Thanks ms

tallgeese says:

I'm sorry, but I'm having Me Tile withdrawal.

JohnStrk says:

I haven't even upgraded to 8.1 yet and I'm also going through withdrawal! Not happy about it.

NIST says:

I've configured Twitter so that when I post to it it also posts to Facebook. Gotta keep my millions updated on my every move.

DJCBS says:

More important is to connect Instagram to Facebook and Twitter so that people don't despair by not knowing what exactly are you eating.

NIST says:

Or tie untappd to twitter, instagram and Facebook so that everyone knows how much I drink. Nah, nobody would do that.

kevin_poo says:

I still pin my MeTile.. just as my Lumia identity..

JohnStrk says:

"an entire update to the OS was needed to address any fixes or new additions to those services." Really? Ok I get some of why MS is doing this for some social apps but seriously why is using the old Me Tile functionality for posting a quick FB status update or check in affected by app or OS updates??

killerb255 says:

I think what Daniel, Sam, et. al. are trying to say is if Facebook or Twitter changes their APIs, it means that Microsoft has to release an OS update for the Me tile to continue to work right, since, well...the Me tile is not an App...it's baked into the OS itself.

killerb255 says:

So, instead of Microsoft having to release a OS update every change (since they're slow as all hell in doing that anyway), they decided to say "screw it" and just tie the Me tile to the respective apps. This change doesn't add any value for the consumer...it just makes Microsoft's life easier...

buggyglint says:

I think it does add more value to the customer because more apps will be able to tie into the Me Tile.

Baloney.  The change adds a lot of value to the consumer.  You just are too fixated on the loss of the Me tile integration to see it.

killerb255 says:

Euell Gibbons: Please elaborate on the value being added.

JohnStrk says:

Then maybe they will reconsider based on negative feedback after the general carrier 8.1 rollout, and make a Me Hub app. Separated from the OS like they are doing with music and video.

chad08er says:

Cortana is a separate app,same can be done to the Me Tile.

ahmu86 says:

This... Then they will release biweekly updatesto Me tile... :|

killerb255 says:

...to post "two" Twitter?

onysi says:

I really hate how some features like that and some Xbox music disappeared. You're suppose to add new features, not take out and add new ones!!!

Scotty_V says:

I just setup twitter to post to Facebook as well if I want it on both networks

deadwrong03 says:

Only thing I don't like is that you have to manually click Facebook and twitter each time you go to multi share instead of it keeping your social networks selected from last time

JohnStrk says:

I really can't see how well this new Me & People Hub thing is going to go over after the official carrier 8.1 rollout. How well is this going to be recieved by the average, common, uninformed WP user if MS keeps making drastic changes like this? Are they even going to explain to the casual user why these changes were made and how to use them now?

And I can just see all the complaints coming about moving background tasks. A lot of people will not be able to find it for a while, end up having ridiculous battery drains with 8.1, and start complaining. Oh well at least all of us here are in the loop.

JohnStrk says:

Oh yeah and thanks for the article and information Sam! :)

jonnob says:

The me tile mixes transparency with photos of you. This sef option brings back some usefulness for sure.

dinod says:

...now if it could only help me post to SO.CL , then I'd be set...

chriswong13 says:

Meh, won't save the selection of both Facebook and Twitter, even after posting once using MultiShare.  Annoying to have to select both networks every time I wanna post...

EJP86 says:

Totally awesome.

I have to say the Me tile was and is one of my favourite things about Windows Phone 8. I actually had the DP on my phone (Lumia 920) and removed it because I couldn't stand not having the Me tile work like before.

I am really hoping when they officially release 8.1 they leave it like it was before.

big_slim750 says:

I found My Social Share Target when I went to look for other apps under the Me tile settings. I'm going to give that a try as well.

http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=ee42cb1d-8a68-41c6-9c0c-d3e3fc61d6ea

Bagsy says:

I was given that option too so I downloaded it to check it out. Functionality is the same really. Nice to have the option to post to multiple networks again. Lets see which app adds more networks first.

deadwrong03 says:

I also came across sharit Check out "Sharit" for Windows Phone http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=f2d13542-f0ef-4029-86f5-781fa61032c6

blackhawk556 says:

I really hate that some apps look so damn basic. There is nothing " Metro" in this app.

paulheu says:

Good someone stepped in but it's nothing like it 'was in WP8' obviously. It does no integrate at all, you get the option to start the app from the Me tile so it's an extra step. Still baffled by how Microsoft decided to destroy the differentiating features of the OS with this update. 

HaibaneReki says:

Crashed twice, and rebooted the phone by itself the times on a row *sadface*

abond32 says:

It's ok but doesn't display title of articles. Doesn't do any URL shortening. Just provides a link that looks like spam. So I have to copy the title from the web view then paste into my fb and twitter post.

fallback says:

It crashes and it doesn't say "via windows phone" which would have been better...

Shiroi says:

Perhaps this was what Microsoft had planned all along. More apps and an app like this specifically.

The simple way is connect twitter to Facebook and when you post an update to fb in public audience It will automatically publish in twitter also.

elderjlward says:

Great App. I just wish it remembered my settings. Every time you go to post you have to reselect FB and/or Twitter.

MrLunga says:

It won't let me post to Facebook only let's me post to Twitter! I have tried so many times is my phone the problem?

deadwrong03 says:

Uninstall and then reinstall it I had that problem when i tried to share a pic to twitter and facebook but the reinstall fixed it for me

MrLunga says:

Thanks a lot that actually worked thanks for the help

ryaoni says:

Let us all pray that the God's at Microsoft change it back!!!

ScubaDog says:

I need at LEAST what capability I had BEFORE 8.1, which means LinkedIn also needs to be included.  It will be a bonus if other social networks are added later, of course.

mswindows101 says:

I was just in need of this last night.. I was like where's Windows Phone 8 when you need it? (Though I'm enjoying 8.1 far more). What's interesting is that I didn't think to pick up my 920,which I didn't update yet.

snakechia says:

Still miss the old days

ronaldchacon says:

I hope someday, the people of http://everypost.me/ built a native app for WP....