#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, here’s a link to the help doc.

Why is this happening?

To quote the Facebook for Developers website, this update is “eliminating a channel that has been used to post false news.”

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!