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February 16, 2011 3:18 PM
Thanks to some awesome friends of MFP who got us in touch with some very kind folks at Facebook, we think we've got Facebook sharing working again. For many of you, Facebook sharing is already working. However, if you are still having problems sharing your MFP updates on Facebook, please try the following steps:

- First, unlink your MyFitnessPal account from your Facebook account by going to http://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/sharing and clicking the small "Unlink account" link towards the bottom of the Facebook sharing section.

- Next, clear your cookies from your browser. This article explains how to clear cookies on all popular browsers: http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser's-Cookies

- After clearing your cookies, you'll need to log back in to both MyFitnessPal and Facebook. Make sure to login to the accounts you want to link on both.

- Finally, renable Facebook sharing by going back to http://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/sharing and checking the "Autopost updates to Facebook" box.

If you follow the above steps, Facebook sharing should start working again. If it doesn't, just reply to this topic with a detailed description of what's happening and we'll investigate ASAP.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Hopefully, this will fix the Facebook sharing problem once and for all.

Thanks, and hope you are all enjoying the site.
Edited by mike On February 18, 2011 6:12 AM
February 16, 2011 3:32 PM
Mine worked last night! Glad that it is working again!
February 16, 2011 6:40 PM
Not working :(
Did it step by step.

Now that I click on Autopost Updates a window pops up saying An Error occurred with MyFitnessPal Please Try again later.

-Mariam
February 16, 2011 6:53 PM
I get updated on Facebook when I complete my daily food entry, but not when I log an exercise. I've followed the steps above and it still doesn't post an update when I log an exercise.
February 17, 2011 11:19 AM
My facebook app is back and running thanks !!!
February 17, 2011 11:21 AM
im glad you guys worked so hard on the problem and were letting us know that you were working on the problem....the idiots at facebook never, ever respond to any problems.....just my opinion.
February 17, 2011 11:24 AM
i really can't get this too update on my fb! i have followed all steps and still no good!
M x
February 17, 2011 2:21 PM
Love this application/website so much I don't care how many facebook glitches you have.....it is awesome and has changed my life!
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February 17, 2011 4:15 PM
I also followed all the steps and when I came to check the box with "autopost updates to facebook" it won't check the box and I get a new screen that says, "Error encountered with myfitnesspal"

I also think this site is awesome and I know the updates will get worked out. This has changed my life. I don't care how long it takes to work the facebook glitch out.

Thanks for working so diligently!
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February 17, 2011 5:54 PM
Nope, not posting for me, either. Followed directions step by step, three times.
February 17, 2011 6:07 PM
I did the instructions twice - still not posting my updates :(
February 17, 2011 7:13 PM
I have followed the instructions a few times and my updates still are not posting to facebook. I use to love it when the ticker tape showed up. HELP!!!
February 18, 2011 12:31 AM
Hi Mike ( THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY)

I am clicking on the Autopost updates to Facebook,(Post my MyFitnessPal updates to Facebook automatically box which is not ticked at present but when i tick it is don't update.


If a click on twitter it updates to twitter.

Is the link down???

Thanks for you help happy
February 18, 2011 6:11 AM
Sorry folks, I'm not sure why it's not working. Sometimes Facebook can be a little finicky. Do you mind following the steps again and letting us know if it works this time? Make sure you are clearing your cookies as that's an important step. You also will need to log back in to MyFitnessPal and Facebook after clearing your cookies.

Let me know if that helps.
February 18, 2011 1:28 PM
Now done this a total of 5 times. Still not posting.
February 18, 2011 4:32 PM
Have tried various permutations of following the instructions. Very computer literate and can't make this work. Using RunKeeper to share my workouts via FB, but no solution for diary entry.
February 20, 2011 12:28 PM
I've resorted to copy and paste from MyFitnessPal to Facebook. It should be unnecessary, but it works 100% of the time.
February 20, 2011 4:19 PM
I tried again last night and just a few minutes ago... with no luck still :(
February 20, 2011 5:23 PM
What *shows* on FB when you link to it? Actual weight or just weight loss/gain, exercise, food? I really don't want to project my current weight to the world. :)

Thanks!
February 20, 2011 5:28 PM
bumplove
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February 23, 2011 11:03 AM
I've been using the MFP app on my phone. I just logged onto the website to link to facebook, but when i click the box, nothing happens. I clicked the Twitter box, and it brings the window up to allow or deny, but I don't Twitter, I Facebook - please help!
February 23, 2011 5:32 PM
Hi. I cleared my cookies and still can not post to my facebook page. Help
Thanks Wendy
February 25, 2011 6:43 AM
I also cleared my cookies and I am still not posting to FB...
February 25, 2011 7:35 AM
Still not working here!
February 25, 2011 8:43 PM
The same issue has recently just started (3 days in a row)with twitter as well. i will try to apply the same steps geared toward facebook and retry tomorrow.
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