How to Refresh Open Graph Images on Social Media

Christopher Wray

Social Media Marketing

Introduction

Yesterday, I was wanting to post a link to our updated website here at Soltech on Facebook and LinkedIn, but I soon realized that no matter how often I would refresh my social page, the image on the link and text stayed the same.

I did a Google search and soon found out how to easily refresh the image and text on Facebook and LinkedIn (or any other platform) and wanted to share with you what I found.

Solution

In order to refresh the image on LinkedIn and other social platforms, all you need to do is add ?reset=1 to the end of the URL that you want to share in your post.

See an example below:

  • Original URL: solmediaco.com
  • Modified URL: solmediaco.com?reset=1

For Facebook, you need to go to their debugging page, enter the URL of your page and then click “Debug”. You may need to click debug twice because I had to yesterday.

After that, Facebook's cache will be refreshed and you can post your link!


Have you ever come across this problem? Is this how you fixed it? Let us know in the comments!

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