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Old image showing when sharing website on social media

August, 2018

Ever shared a post on social media but been frustrated that is showing an out of date photo? This happens because the data has been cached! Facebooks debugger tool allows you to preview how your content will look when it's shared and debug any issues with your Open Graph tags.

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Facebook Debugger.

First, go to https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/ and log into Facebook.

Enter the URL of the page you wish to see information about and click debug.

You will see a lot of information but the most important thing is that the cache has now been cleared, just by you entering the URL.

Now when you go to post the link, you'll see the information has been updated and the preview will show the updated content. This task is worth doing, well formatted articles get more shares and engagement.


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