Handcuffed No More: Facebook Page Admins Now Able To Upload Images For Link Posts

It’s a new chapter for Facebook Page Administrators. Gone are the days of furiously tweaking image sizes, open graph tags and image ratios. Today, Facebook Page Admins will have the ability to upload their own image for any link posts.

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Article images have been a troubling issue for many brands as an improper image would many times pull alongside the shared link. All Page Admins will now see an “Upload Image” link underneath the images that are pulled along with the article. The link will prompt the user to upload a file from their computer to replace the auto-generated photos. For those who enjoy selecting an image from what’s found on the page — have no fear, users can still quickly pull an image from what is found on the page.

This is an important change as it will give brands full control on the messaging that they are sharing. Poor pictures and off-topic images hinder engagement and sharing, so providing this power for Pages only makes sense.

So, does this mean that you can give up using proper og tags? No! It should be stated that as of right now, this functionality only works for Page Admins, not user accounts. Regular Facebook users do not currently have access to this functionality, and are forced to select from what’s been discovered on the page:

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To see this in action head to your Facebook Page and share a link.

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Facebook | Facebook: Pages | Top News

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About The Author: is the Director of Marketing for Cypress North, a company that specializes in social media and search marketing services and web-based application development. He has been in the Internet marketing industry for 6+ years and specializes in Social Media Marketing. You can also find Greg on Twitter (@gregfinn) or LinkedIn.

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  • Sambarnes90

    This is AMAZING news. Thank you Facebook for integrating something so incredibly simple, yet that’s been waited on for years.

    Also, note to Hootsuite – Please integrate!

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