#WNISM - Link Previews

Have you heard?

Facebook is no longer allowing modifications to link previews.

Starting today, Facebook is no longer allowing modifications to link previews.

Could this impact you?

  • As of July 18th and beyond, any scheduled Facebook messages with a modified link preview will revert back to the original link preview (the original title, description, and photo that existed before any edits were made).
  • As of July 18th and beyond, any third party software (Hootsuite, CoSchedule etc) scheduled messages for Facebook with a modified link preview will revert back to the original link preview (the original title, description, and photo that existed before any edits were made).
  • For more information, hereโ€™s a link to the help doc.

Why is this happening?

To quote the Facebook for Developers website, this update is โ€œeliminating a channel that has been used to post false news.โ€

Facebook is, rightly so, taking serious actions to stop the spread of false information.

We can't argue with that now can we?

Thanks for the heads up CoSchedule!