Why that image isn’t changing when you paste a link to Linkedin

Written by James Jackson while listening to Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. at some point on June 26th.

If you're like me, you just wrote a blog post you want to share on Linkedin, Facebook or somewhere else on social media and you want people to read it. But, the preview image that's showing is all wrong and you're wondering why. You've tried to refresh, clear your browser cache but nothing is working. Well, here's the solution.

Update preview image with blog post link linkedin facebook

Linkedin and the other social sites are holding on to (or “caching”) a version of your blog post for performance purposes. If you’re using WordPress, try changing the Featured Image. If that still doesn’t work, here’s your super simple solution:

1. Copy the URL to your blog post

2. Add “?1” (without the quotes) to the end of your URL so it looks something like this: 
https://activatorstudios.com/social-media/why-that-image-isnt-changing-when-you-paste-a-link-to-linkedin/?1

3. Paste into the social platform of your choice

That’s it! Super simple, I know.