June 8, 2012 at 4:36 PM ET
Think your Facebook feed is already a pretty busy place, with photos, likes/comments and ads coming at you? Get ready for more! Twitter just improved the way it's integrated with Facebook, and now allows you to cross-post Twitter photos, hashtags and usernames.
The short-messaging platform — 140 characters max, please — says it has "fixed many issues with the Twitter for Facebook integration, including the ability to post to Facebook pages." (You don't have to, mind you, but you can if you want.)
To update the connection, "just disconnect your Twitter and Facebook account in your Twitter profile settings and then reconnect." Once you do, any photo, hashtag or Twitter user name that you tweet will show up on your Facebook profile, and link back to Twitter if your friends click on the content.
Not all of us are thrilled about this news, however. Noted Jon Russell at The Next Web:
The full-on integration isn’t for me, as I tweet too often and cover topics that the majority of my Facebook friends have little interest in. However, others are likely to find it very valuable and the fact that tweets can be set to appear on a Facebook Page, has huge potential for business users, celebrities and others that run Pages and Twitter accounts.
But for those of us who are just regular folks, it sounds like more gunking up of the social network than is necessary.