Why and How to Share an Obituary

Obituaries honor loved one’s who are no longer with us. While they may serve as an announcement and as a way to get out the details of any upcoming services, they can be so much more than that. For example, eternalobits allows you and family members to upload photos, videos, and memories directly onto the obituary, creating a page that honors that loved one, eternally.

Sharing an obituary on your social media page is a great way to get the news out quickly. It also allows you to personalize the message that you want others to see with a few select pictures.

How to Share on Facebook

Sharing the obituary directly to your Facebook page is one of the quickest and most personalized ways to share memories and information about upcoming memorial events with your friends and family. Follow the steps below to ensure you convey your message the best way possible:

  1. View your loved one’s obituary in a browser
  2. Copy the URL as it is shown in the browser’s top bar. If you are viewing on a cell phone, you may need to scroll up for it to pop up.
  3. Go to Facebook.com or to your mobile app. Make sure you’re signed in if you share the device with someone else!
  4. In the Status box that says “what’s on your mind”, write out the message you want others to see and ‘paste’ the URL so they can easily find and view the obituary and any details about upcoming ceremonies. It’s here you’re also able to tag family and friends and add your own pictures.
  5. Hit publish to share your beautiful message and treasured memories with friends and family!

How to Share on Twitter

Sharing an obituary on twitter is a great way to get a quick message out to a large amount of people. Twitter now allows for you to add a picture to accompany your tweet and any URL you may add, which makes it a great option to sharing the details of any upcoming services! The only thing you need to keep in mind is that you only have 280 characters to convey your message and the URL may take up most of that! To share an obituary on twitter, use the steps below:

  1. View your loved one’s obituary in a browser
  2. Copy the URL as its shown in the browser’s top bar. If you are viewing on a cell phone, you may need to scroll up for the brower’s bar to pop up.
  3. Go to twitter.com or to your mobile app. Make sure you’re signed in if you share the device with someone else!
  4. In the Status box that says “what’s happening”, write out a small message and paste the URL. If the URL is extremely long, you may have to shorten your message. It’s here where you can add a picture or short video that you’d like to accompany the tweet.
  5. Hit tweet to share your message with friends and family!

Share on Eternalobits.com

Sharing your obituary on eternalobits.com is a phenomenal way to share and treasure a loved one’s obituary for an eternity- and not just because it’s our slogan. Eternalobits houses an obituary forever, unlike newspapers that often publish an obituary only once. Our obituaries also enable you, family members, and friends to not only share pictures and videos directly on the page. When pictures and videos are capable of being shared directly on an obituary it instantly makes it more personal. Click here to get started on creating an obituary on eternal obits. When you’re done, make sure to share it to Facebook or Twitter as described above!

Why Share an Obituary?

Obituaries honor and help to preserve the memories of someone whose no longer with us. Sharing these obituaries with friends and family members is an important part of the grieving process. And when a loved one’s obituary is on a place like eternalobits, it’s a great way to keep happy memories alive and easily accessible later!

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