Share from Google Reader to Twitter, Blogger, Facebook, Myspace and more

I use Google Reader to follow blogs on a daily basis. Sometimes we are so preoccupied with the basic functionalities of something we use everyday that you forget, there is something called ‘Settings‘ which can make life a lot simpler.

With Google Reader it is quite easy to share an article using my Gmail account. But I use Facebook and Twitter to share links of online articles that I read. These are not necessarily just what I write but also anything that I come across which I find interesting. Recently I came across a way to do this using Google Reader directly.

Google Reader Settings

  • While using Google Reader click on ‘Settings‘. This will open up a host of tabs. Click on the ‘Send To‘ tab.
  • You can see that the ‘Send To’ settings allow you to select a number of ways to share the post online. As you can see in the image below I decided to share it using Twitter and Facebook.


  • Once I selected the two websites or services I wanted, I had to start using Google Reader to read articles and look up something that I found interesting enough to share on Twitter and Facebook.
  • While reading a post on Google Reader, there is now a new option available with every post that is ‘Send To
  • I just needed to click on it and select which website or service I wanted to send the link to.


Hope you found this tip useful and if you liked using it, do let me know through your comments. šŸ™‚


Raseel November 14, 2009

Wow !! This really was a good find. It’ll save me the trouble of doing redundant tasks.

sauravjit November 14, 2009

Century šŸ™‚

Aditya Kane November 14, 2009

@Raseel: I am glad you liked it.
@Sauravjit: Yeah, first century.

pgkrzywy November 30, 2009

I was searching all evening for a way to automaticly share things from google reader to facebook with this so called ‘share’ option i gr, but all of ways failed – fb apps dont work, updates were reeally slow etc.
So ‘send to’ is the best way for me(i dont use share anyway, i was thinking to start just 4 this one purpose)
There is one thing though – most of the time i use share option from gravity on my symbian nokia E75, where ‘send to’ is not available, but i can do it other way – in gravity i hit ‘twitt it’, so it goes to twitter, and from twitter directly to FB :]

Sameer Patel February 15, 2010

I like this but I want to append with a comment or note when I post to twitter, not just send a link. have you seen any way to do this?

AvantGardeShoppe February 23, 2010

nice post.. very informative~

Fahimer March 16, 2010

this was adorable šŸ™‚

Fahimer March 16, 2010

Fixed! Thanks!