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.
Add the ability to add my own image to be used in a link preview.
With the recent change to Facebook and 'Click Baiting', it would be nice to upload a custom image for a link instead of using one that might be on the page.
This is essential to getting engagement on FB link posts. If you are linking to a page not on your site or blog that you control, you need to be able to upload a large image to capture people's attention. I have to post 50% of my Facebook posts for multiple clients through the FB scheduler. If this was fixed along with tagging pages, Hootsuite would be perfect.
Uploading a new image for Facebook links is extremely important in getting more engagement out of your posts. Being able to upload a new one in Hootsuite would be immensely helpful. 90% of my Facebook posts are still scheduled via FB because of this.
There is a great demand of uploading thumbnails on social media profiles, primarily on Facebook and LinkedIn. LinkedIn and Facebook dashboard allows that. As per B2B company. this feature is nreally helpful.
Spredfast gives me the option to upload my own thumbnail for link previews on Facebook. Why doesn't Hootsuite? It's hard to switch when tools when you have to choose between what functionality you can loose. You should be doing everything the other guys are doing, and more. I don't always want to use the thumbnails available when I share a piece of content. I want to upload my own thumbnails.
We’ll examine if this is possible with Facebook’s API.
Lyndon Rivera commented
any updates on this?
This feature is a must. Would consider using other software just to get it.
This seems like a pretty basic piece of functionality. Social Studio allows this...
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!!!
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 Blest commented
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!
Can't believe this isn't possible, I will be switching services.
Not sure if these comments are read, but I would suggest giving the same capability for LinkedIn as well.
Ernesto Cinquenove commented
Must have feature. It became even more important since FB launched the new algorithm.
Nathan Smith commented
It is ridiculous that this functionality hasn't been implemented. Yes, their API allows for this. Why the 3 year delay?
James Partridge commented
Is this feature available yet?
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.
yes A MUST HAVE
Please add the ability to upload your own thumbnail for linked Facebook posts. Adding a custom image leads to higher CTR.
Corrado Zanetti commented
Since FB add this capability (in the US), it has become a must have for us. Many of our link shares require perfectly sized images (or different images altogether). Please try to get this one thru your product team.
Must be possible b/c it could be done fairly easily with one of your competitor's software. Honestly pretty disappointed that HS doesn't have this feature yet. Assumed it had to be in an upgrade, but still don't see it.