Are you one of those people who have trouble getting LARGE Facebook Link Thumbnail images? We all know that big images have higher click-through rates, but as it happens sometimes Facebook automatically generates small image when posting links. Here’s a simple tip on how to solve this problem!
We’ve all heard the news: Facebook will deprioritize photo posts with links in photo captions. So if you have been using this approach for posting links, it’s time to make a change if you don’t want to be left behind. Still many users have problems with posting updates in standard link formats as Facebook sometimes automatically generates postage-stamp sized link previews.
But there’s a solution!
Upload image with bigger dimensions
Sometimes Facebook has trouble with fetching images from that URL you’re posting. But don’t fear! This issue can be solved in a matter of minutes!
Ok, so you want to post a link update and Facebook preview looks like this:
Bummer. But you already know that there is a small button who can change the whole story around.
When you press “Upload Image” Facebook will let you choose an image of your choice. Now this is important:
In order to get a big thumbnail image, you have to upload a photo 1200 x 630 pixels or at least 600 x 315 pixels. When you upload an image with these dimensions, the whole post will look far better from the previous one!
Use images that are at least 1200 x 630 pixels for the best display on high resolution devices. At the minimum, you should use images that are 600 x 315 pixels to display link page posts with larger images. If your image is smaller than 600 x 315 px, it will still display in the link page post, but the size will be much smaller.
Don’t forget: Bigger thumbnail images = higher click-through rates. As long as you don’t forget to upload a bigger photo to your link (if Facebook fails to fetch it automatically from your webpage) you’ll be just fine.