How to change the image when sharing a link on Facebook

Recently Facebook has made a minor change to the content which gets automatically pulled through when you post a link as a status update. You can now change the image that appears next to the link, giving you more control over how the update looks on your own Facebook page.

This is useful if the person creating the content has picked an image which is just plain boring. Or maybe they haven’t included one at all, which means that Facebook will hunt for any images it can find from the page and display a completely unrelated logo or banner ad as part of the update. Here’s how to do it:

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How captions, descriptions and tags can bring your content to life

Guardian images on Facebook, each one with a full description, link to website and photo creditFollowing on from our post on writing for Pinterest, let’s look at the importance of captions, descriptions and tags for multimedia content on other image and video-sharing platforms.

We’re talking Flickr, Instagram, Vimeo and YouTube – and let’s not forget Facebook of course!

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