If you’re in the habit of sharing your blog or brand links to facebook, you may have noticed that recently something changed and instead of the one link with image preview, you get a kind of carousel effect. This is, quite frankly, kind of irritating.
You’ll be pleased to hear that it’s easy to avoid.
So, from my facebook page:
As you can see, I’ve pasted in the link to one of my recent, (highly popular!) posts, Getting up, going on. Facebook has popped to my blog and harvested three images, two from the post, and one, slightly irritatingly from the sidebar.
Scroll down under the preview carousel and you’ll see the three images are there, with blue boxes and numbers. Click on the images you *don’t* want, to deselect them. Then when you hit publish, after you’ve edited the text into something inviting and shareable of course 😉 you get the one image preview instead of the somewhat bizarre carousel effect that all lead to the same place anyway.
This tutorial relates purely to the web interface, I haven’t investigated thoroughly from mobile or apps but hopefully that gives you some hints as to how to make it all look a bit cleaner.
If you found this tip helpful, do please share, and if you’re coming to Mumsnet Blogfest this weekend, do find me in the tech clinic and pick my brains. Looking forward to seeing you there!
I look a bit like this. But not hugely, given I won’t be wearing glasses and my hair has grown a bit. Will replace with more up to date picture when there’s enough light to take a decent shot 🙂