I am using autotweetng 8.11 version. Lately what I have noticed is that, the posts to facebook channel is not posting images. But when I change the channel from facebook to facebook photo, the images in the article are getting displayed in the facebook channel.
But with that I loose the ability to show intro descriptions to the post.And the post shows only the title and the image. Has anyone else faced this issue?
On July 18th, 2017, Facebook changed how the picture field is loaded. Since this date, when you share a link with Facebook API, the value of picture, name, caption, thumbnail, description is taken from the OpenGraph Tags. This change has already been reported as bug, for more information: On sharing a URL the picture, name, caption, thumbnail and description set manually is ignored
We have updated our FAQs to reflect the change. For more information:
I got a message from extly saying that in lieu of the present issue with facebook, you have come up with new updates to Autotweet extensions and that they have released version 8.14. Is the issue resolved in the new release? I tried updating the version without any change to actual issue.
To clarify, Facebook has changed how it creates the Posts.
In the past, Facebook API was able to publish full posts. An extension could publish any post, with different images or descriptions. Open Graph tags were optional, to improve the content of your site.
Now, Facebook API allows publishing part of a post and you have to implement Open Graph tags on your site to get a similar result.
If you are looking for free alternatives to Facebook Open Graph Tags plugin (that is included in AutoTweetNG PRO and Joocial), you can Test Your Markup (
) and adjust the articles to generate the content in a way that Facebook crawler automatically loads the right image.
Let us know if you have any further questions or if we can help in any way.