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How to handle missing article image on Facebook posts?

It sometimes happens that you post an article on Facebook, and the image doesn't look right. It might be a dizzy elephant (our code for 404 - missing), a wrong image, or no image at all.

This usually happens because of two reasons:

  • The post was published with a different header image (or without any). It was shared on Facebook, and it was updated with the right header image later.
  • There's a glitch on Facebook's scraping tool. It happens more often than you might think.

This issue can be solved easily by forcing Facebook to clear its cache and scrape the article again. You can do this using the Facebook Debugger here:

Copy-paste your article link, press the Debug button, and then the Scrape Again button 2-3 times.

If you share this article it should look OK. This method can't fix image issues on Facebook posts published before applying the fix, and there's no known method to do that.

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Everything we've built at RebelMouse has been designed to help Editors in Chief drive sustainable growth. We believe that the only way the publishing industry can survive and thrive is through the powerful work of reporters, writers, editors, and creators. We founded RebelMouse because we hated the quality of the tools that editors and writers were forced to use. That's why we've spent almost eight years building, iterating, and refining our platform to make editorial life easier and, more importantly, to support your content successfully. Thousands of creators and hundreds of content teams use our platform every day. We're fast, stable, and intuitive, and we work on mobile, too.

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