Share Facebook Post with URL from React Native App

This is an Example to Share Facebook Post with URL from React Native App. Facebook share feature can be very helpful for you if you want to marketize your application’s content. One-click facebook share provides a great user experience to share your application’s content.

If you have seen our last post on React Native Share API to Share TextInput message you will see it provides all the possible solution available in the device to share the input text but what if you just want to share the content on Facebook then this example will help you to share the content on Facebook.

In this example, you will also see how to share the URL with the content as well. If you are thinking what’s new with the URL share then let me tell you when you are sharing any URL in facebook post it takes the metadata from the URL page and shows the thumbnail of the URL for the better representation of the post.

We are going to use deep linking property which will open Facebook App it is available else it will open Facebook in the browser. We are using Linking component provided by React Native core library.

You can also see:

  1. React Native Share API to Share TextInput message
  2. Send WhatsApp Message from React Native App
  3. Tweet on Twitter with URL from React Native App
  4. Send Text SMS on Button Click in React Native

To Share Facebook Post with URL from React Native App

In this example, we are taking the facebook post content and facebook URL as an input from the user and on the press of “Share on Facebook” button w will share the post on Facebook. So let’s get started.

To Make a React Native App

Getting started with React Native will help you to know more about the way you can make a React Native project. We are going to use react-native init to make our React Native App. Assuming that you have node installed, you can use npm to install the react-native-cli command line utility. Open the terminal and go to the workspace and run

npm install -g react-native-cli

Run the following commands to create a new React Native project

react-native init ProjectName

If you want to start a new project with a specific React Native version, you can use the --version argument:

react-native init ProjectName --version X.XX.X
react-native init ProjectName --version react-native@next

This will make a project structure with an index file named App.js in your project directory.

Code to Share Facebook Post

Open App.js in any code editor and replace the code with the following code.

App.js

To Run the React Native App

Open the terminal again and jump into your project using.
cd ProjectName
To run the project on an Android Virtual Device or on real debugging device
react-native run-android
or on the iOS Simulator by running
react-native run-ios (macOS only).

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This is how you can Share Facebook Post with URL from React Native App. If you have any doubt or you want to share something about the topic you can comment below or contact us here. There will be more posts coming soon. Stay tuned!

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