How to Put Links on Your Facebook Status
By Will Conley
Facebook permits individuals and businesses to communicate within the social network's environment, but when the conversation requires outside information or interaction, you can put links in your Facebook status to direct your fans and friends elsewhere. All clickable links on Facebook must take the form of full Web addresses so that viewers can see exactly where they lead. You can include as many links as you want in your status update, and this method works for your personal timeline as well as your Facebook business page.
Log in to your Facebook timeline or page and click inside the "Update Status" text field. The field expands to let you enter a status update. No linking function appears, but none is needed to proceed with the process.
Type a status update, and then type or paste a link in the form of a URL anywhere in the update. Include the "http://" prefix in the Web address; if you omit this from the URL, it will not be converted into a link.
Click "Post" to put your status update with the embedded link on your timeline or page. Other Facebook users can now click the link to visit the destination site.
The first link you enter in a Facebook status update produces a link preview that shows other users what the destination page is about. Any additional links in the status update will not generate a preview but will be clickable.
Will Conley's writing has appeared in print and online since 1999. Publication venues include Salon.com, SlashGear.com, National Journal, Art New England, Pulse of the Twin Cities, Minnesota Daily and ThisBlogRules.com. Will studied journalism at the University of Minnesota. He is working on four fiction and nonfiction books.