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Upload your own thumbnail image for Facebook Links if the link images are broken

Sometimes you try to share a link in your Facebook Page and the thumbnail Hootsuite will get you from the link is not working with you.

So you upload your own image to use it as a thumbnail for that link.

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    Abdullah Abdullah shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Rob SimeonRob Simeon shared a merged idea: Change photos in link preview  ·   · 
    DanelleDanelle shared a merged idea: Download image for thumbnail  ·   · 
    ZachZach shared a merged idea: allow us to add custom images to Facebook link previews  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Add the ability to add my own image to be used in a link preview.  ·   · 
    BillyBilly shared a merged idea: Custom Share Image for Facebook Links  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Make it possible to upload link image previews for FB posts  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Ability to upload Facebook link image preview in Hoosuite  ·   · 
    Piyush KhoslaPiyush Khosla shared a merged idea: Please let us upload custom thumbnails on Facebook and LinkedIn  ·   · 
    Jethro HigginsJethro Higgins shared a merged idea: Upload Custom Facebook Link Preview Thumbnails  ·   · 

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      • Rob SimeonRob Simeon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just switched from Sprout and Oktopost and I'm very disappointed that you can't change the link photo in the link preview like you can on other sm management sites.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any news on this feature? Hootsuite as one of the most popular tools for Facebook management should definitely have it! Pagemodo for instance that is not such a strong tool as Hootsuite, has it.

      • DanelleDanelle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be great if we are able to upload any image in the thumbnail just like Facebook does. This would help if the images that are available on the thumbnail wouldn't be ideal/ pix-elated.Having to post an image with the article linked is not so ideal as this would go into the photo section on Facebook and removing the thumbnail all together isn't either.

      • ZachZach commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        allow us to add custom images to Facebook link previews. Like you can do if you post a link within Facebook

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Which competitor offers this? I just started with Hootsuite and was under the impression this feature would be a given, it is not worth me continuing with it if something as integral as this has not been addressed.

      • AnonAnon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature is a must. Would consider using other software just to get it.

      • GeorgeGeorge commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This seems like a pretty basic piece of functionality. Social Studio allows this...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Who's the competitor that allows a custom link so I can switch over...I'm wasting time with hootsuite! Without my own thumbnail my social media posts look amateur!!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree that this is important!!! I need my own thumbnail for my website when I post through hootsuite! I'm going to cancel my subscription to hootsuite if this can't be implemented! It looks too unprofessional the way it is now.

      • Julia BlestJulia Blest commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Our team is frustrated with the inability to do this as well. Allowing custom link imaging is vital to allowing your customers to post professional looking content. Hootsuite, please add this feature ASAP!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Not sure if these comments are read, but I would suggest giving the same capability for LinkedIn as well.

      • Nathan SmithNathan Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is ridiculous that this functionality hasn't been implemented. Yes, their API allows for this. Why the 3 year delay?

      • JCJC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Wow, this has been suggested as a feature since 2012 and still hasn't been implemented. If this isn't done soon the decision will be easy on my end because one of your competitors offers this feature.

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