How to Link Your eBay and Facebook Accounts

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While you cannot directly link your eBay and Facebook accounts, you can instruct eBay to automatically share your auctions to your Facebook Timeline, which is free and can help attract new bidders to your auctions. You can set up this feature in the social media sharing preferences in My eBay.

In addition to Facebook, you can also automatically post your auctions on Twitter.
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Step 1

Visit My eBay and log in if necessary. Click on the Account tab.

You can also access My eBay by clicking on the link at the top of every page.
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Step 2

Select Site Preferences from the My eBay Views sidebar.

My Account is your eBay settings dashboard.
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Step 3

Click on Show next to Share Your eBay Items With Friends to reveal that section's content.

For readability reasons, all sections on the Site Preferences page are collapsed.
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Step 4

Click on the Facebook link to open a new page on Facebook's website, enabling you to grant permission to eBay to post links to your auctions on your Timeline.

EBay's sharing feature supports only Facebook and Twitter, as of publication.
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Step 5

Click on Okay twice to grant the necessary permissions and finish the process. While the first window requests permission on eBay's behalf to access some of your Facebook data, the second gives eBay posting privileges.

The first window grants eBay permission to access some of your personal data, including your friends list.
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Tips & Warnings

  • Once you have enabled automatic sharing on Facebook, eBay posts every single auction you create to your Timeline. This might include items you may not want some of your friends to know about, such as gifts you previously received or controversial material. While you cannot cherry-pick which items you want eBay to share, you can cancel automatic sharing before listing such items from the "Share Your eBay Items With Friends" section of the Site Preferences page.
  • EBay does not share auctions that you listed prior to setting up automatic sharing.

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