Sometimes when we share a link to a blog post to our Facebook page we get either an error or no image shows up at all.

This has happened to us a few times recently.

We’re not entirely sure why this happens but there is a really simple fix.

How to make images show up when sharing links on a facebook page

You just need to use the Facebook Open Graph Object Debugger tool in the Developers section of Facebook.

How to make Facebook show images when sharing links using the debugger tool

First of all, this is what it looks like when your link is failing to pull a relevant image onto your Facebook page. Look how sad and boring this link looks on my Facebook page.

facebook not display post images

To fix this you want to head over to the Facebook Debugger Tool. It looks like this:

Example of Facebook Debugger Tool

Now you want to copy and paste your URL into the box provided and click the ‘debug’ button.

Add your link

It should look something like this:

Click fetch

Now click on the ‘Fetch New Scrape Information’ button. It should then look something like this:

New look

If you are a WordPress.org blogger then it is worth using the Yoast SEO plugin and enabling the Facebook Open Graph by checking the box. As seen below:

Facebook Yoast SEO plugin

Now the images should be displaying when a link is shared on your Facebook page.

images now show on facebook

Finally, Facebook does now offer the chance to upload your own image to a link that you are sharing to your page, so that is another option if this doesn’t work for you. Simply click on the box with the cross in the middle and choose an image from your hard drive.

Happy blogging!

About The Author

Elizabeth is the founder and editor of Blognix. She is also a freelance blogger, writer and social media trainer. She teaches workshops on blogging and social media offline and online. In 2015 Elizabeth became a Pinterest UK Ambassador, trained and endorsed to speak on their behalf. Elizabeth likes travelling, indoor picnics and oversized cocktail rings.

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