Have you ever shared a link on Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, or any other Facebook service just to realise the thumbnail display is missing or there is an entirely different image than expected? Facebook Sharing Debugger tool might come in handy when trying to fix this issue.
What is the Facebook Debugger tool?
It's a tool that lets you see beforehand what kind of image and description will be shown when you share your link Facebook Crawler gathers that information from the og (Open Graph) /title/description/img meta tag, but it only keeps the initial data and doesn't reflect it after it's been changed. By using the Facebook Sharing Debugger, you can update the image, title, and description to make sure your posts look exactly as you want them to.
You can update any post yourself manually by following these steps:
- Paste your URL into the Sharing Debugger tool.
- Click “Debug”.
- You’ll get a detailed list of information about the post. See if there are any issues regarding open graph warnings that need to be fixed. Solve these issues accordingly.
- Insert your link into Debugger once again and reload Facebook OG data.
- Insert the link again in the post you want to update.
How Capsulink can solve this issue
Well-formatted posts generate higher engagement rate and you don’t want to miss out on that, right?
To always keep your posts up-to-date, Capsulink automatically updates your link preview when you’re sharing your custom short link or cli.re link on Facebook. This is a Premium feature, so in case you’re still using the free account, you’ll have to do it manually or upgrade.