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NEW: Important Upgrade to Facebook's Share Feature

There's an exciting new feature live on all RebelMouse sites that makes every Facebook share more customizable. This key update allows you to edit the meta information of a Facebook post before and after publish, making it easier to manage how your content appears on the platform.


Main Headline and Image Editing on a Facebook Post

The Open Graph (OG) meta tags are what control the headline and image of a post on Facebook. Now the OG meta tags can be edited after a post has been published to the social platform.

An example of OG meta tags.

For example, if you happen to discover a typo in a post you shared to Facebook, you can now fix the OG meta tags of the post via RebelMouse. Once that's done, all you need to do is head back to the post on Facebook, click the "Refresh Shared Attachment" option on the post, and the OG information will update to reflect the changes you made through RebelMouse. You no longer have to start over by creating a whole new post. Here's how it works.

First, click on the time stamp of the post. Then, click the three-dot menu in the upper right corner. Select "Refresh Shared Attachment."

It will then prompt you through refreshing your information:

Particle Headline and Image Editing on Facebook Posts

If you're using our Particle Assembler to amplify individual particles on social, it works the same way. If a user shares a particular particle on Facebook, you can update the particle's OG meta tags right from the scheduler within the Entry Editor by following the same steps.

This means if you're scheduling particles using RebelMouse, you can have a different headline and image for each particle on Facebook. The OG meta tags will update automatically.

Very Cool, but Remind Me — What's New?

Before this update, if users wanted to edit or change the OG meta tags on one of their Facebook posts, they would need to create a new one. Now it can all be edited via our platform, and refreshed on Facebook.

How to Include Interactive Elements in Posts

Enhance your articles with rich and creative media

Every article is a fresh chance to grab new readers and nurture loyal followers. This is why we give creators every opportunity to build content rich with media elements that enhance every reader's experience.

Add More Layers to Your Content

You can easily add interactive elements, like charts, to posts on our platform. For example, if you need to embed iframe code into a post, this can be done via our Add Media Bar. To do so, click the code icon (< >):

A text box will appear so you can insert your code:

Embedded Code Across Platforms

One important thing to keep in mind is that Google AMP, AppleNews, and Facebook Instant Articles will not always support embedded code. So if you use an iframe, it's best to turn off distribution to those channels for that particular post. If you have a lot of posts that require embedded code, this could be problematic for growth across those important platforms.

If you do want to use an iframe on a post destined for Google AMP distribution, it can be possible if the iframe is not at the top of the page or within the first 75% of the viewport when the page is scrolled to the top (whichever is smaller). AMP is a fast technology designed for mobile users and iframes are loaded using arbitrary timing that AMP's technology cannot ensure. For this reason, it's suggested that iframes be included in places that are not visible by users upon load.

If you have an article that needs to include an iframe at the top of the page, or within the first 75% of the viewport, AMP can be turned off for that individual article within Entry Editor.

If you don't need an interactive chart to be interactive in nature, can turn it into an image and upload it directly to your post. This way it will work on all platforms, including Google AMP, Apple News, and Facebook Instant Articles. This option, when possible, is ideal to ensure you're optimized for page speed.

Take Advantage of Shortcodes

Another great way to embed media is through our shortcodes functionality. Click here to learn more about shortcodes. Shortcodes can also inserted using the Add Media Bar. Click the brackets icon ([ ]) to choose the shortcode you want to use.

Here's an example of a chart on an article page that's been inserted using a shortcode:

If you have any questions about how to add interactive elements to your content, please email support@rebelmouse.com or talk to your account manager today.

Shortcodes Dashboard: Dynamic Media in Just a Few Clicks

Create multidimensional content with easy-to-find shortcodes

We believe static media is dead, and that every piece of content should be multidimensional and engaging. This is why our platform enables creators so they can add dynamic media to their content in easy and efficient ways.

One simple way to add interactive content to any post is through the use of shortcodes. Shortcodes are small snippets of code that are easier to remember than longer sequences. They typically will activate a feature or embed media into an article.

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