Share SparkPeople Status Updates on Facebook

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Wanted to let everyone know about a small change we just made to make it easier for anyone to share their SparkPeople status updates on Facebook, as well. This is a feature that we've had for a long time, but it was previously a bit hard to find.

The enhancement now makes this feature really easy for anyone to use! The next time you update your SparkPeople status you'll see the option to "Post to Facebook" also. This box will be unchecked by default, so if you'd like to try it out you'll have to check the box before hitting the "Update Status" button.

If you have not previously connected your Facebook and SparkPeople accounts, you'll first be asked to do this (it takes just a second) before you can proceed. You'll only need to do this once, not every time you use the feature.

Once you have successfully shared a status update on Facebook, we'll keep this box checked for the next time you update your SparkPeople status, but you'll always have the option to un-check this box before posting.

This was a feature that many SparkPeople users were already taking advantage of, so we're happy to make it easier for everyone to use!

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    Mine posted to facebook too but did not get the spark point for it.
    2121 days ago
    Wondered why mine didn't work this morning....it did post to Facebook but I didn't get the Spark Point emoticon
    2121 days ago
  • JUNEBUG1944
    I agree...thanks for making the default to Don't Post!
    2121 days ago
    Thank you for making the default as Don't Post to Facebook. We appreciate that!
    2121 days ago
  • GAYLE-G-63
    I didn't get my point to posting either. And I tried it twice.

    It really annnoyes me to have to something so simple multiple times!
    2121 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/30/2012 3:54:07 PM
    I appreciate making the default to have the "Post to Facebook" box unchecked. There are things I share on SP that I do not share with my FB friends, because many of my "friends" on FB are business acquaintances, not just personal friends. I'm very selective about what I share on FB as a result.
    2121 days ago
    I don't understand why you guys are trying to make it easier to invade our space so much, but this is kinda annoying. I am going to end up doing what a LOT of your most inspiring bloggers have started doing, and start blogging on another site.

    Many of us DO NOT want to share our weight loss journeys with our "real life" aka Facebook "Friends."

    In making these options, you are making it easier for other people to invade our privacy, which is not RIGHT.
    2121 days ago
    Well, 50% of the time, I do not get my spark point for posting it on FaceBook... it's done this on and off for my whole two years, so I'm used to it. It's just aggravating that I have to re-post and re-post to make it give me the post some days, and days like today--well--it never did give them to me even after posting it three times just to see if I could finally get it. Most times, I just say forget it, and move on.

    I just think you should know that this is a continued problem, although I am so thrilled with SparkPeople, it seems very tiny in the whole scheme of things!

    2121 days ago
    Thanks for thinking of us who choose not to be all over the social internet! Sparks it a great site and we appreciate your efforts to keep it that way!!
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    2121 days ago
    Ditto on not making the default to share. Much easier for me to keep the SP world and FB world seperate.
    2121 days ago
    Thanks for defaulting this to not share. You guys are doing a great job making my SparkPeople experience easier and giving me choices about sharing my Spark Life with the rest of my life.
    2121 days ago
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