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            How Do I Change The Image That Appears When I Share A Link On Facebook?

            When posting a link, there is the option to upload a photo or change the thumbnail you select, but not when sharing.
            In other words, you can't change the HTML that appears on someone else's page.

            However, if you have access to the HTML of the page you're sharing, you can make the following changes:

            You need to add these HTML meta tags into page in the <head></head>. It will not work if you put it in the <body></body>. Make sure to customize per your a) image, b) description, c) URL, and d) title.

            A Real Example.

            <meta property="og:image" content="http://www.coachesneedsocial.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/BannerWCircleImages-1.jpg" />

            <meta property="og:description" content="Coaches share their secrets to success so you can rock 2015. Join us for this inspiring, rejuvenating, motivating look at what secret sauce these coaches use to succeed in their business. This is for coaches of any level that are committed to changing the world. You will be elevated both in your life and your coaching business. Check out the topics below, there is something for everyone." />

            <meta property="og:url"content="http://www.coachesneedsocial.com/coacheswisdomtelesummit/" />

            <meta property="og:title" content="Coaches Wisdom Telesummit" />

            3. Save

            4. Open a fresh Facebook post, and retry the page you wanted to share.

            5. If you are having trouble… you can debug it with this Facebook tool. It tells you what Facebook is seeing when you post in the URL to share.

            https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/og/object/

            Tip.. make sure the “quote marks” are the same in your HTML (they should look like 2 straight marks and no curves… sometimes programs change these to different fonts and it messes up the code.



            Updated: 10 Apr 2016 12:11 AM
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