Troubleshoot LinkedIn image sharing

Introduction

LinkedIn's share feature sometimes displays the wrong image in a shared post. LinkedIn uses Facebook's Open Graph Protocol to display shared posts. If the correct image displays on Facebook, the issue most likely lies in LinkedIn's sharing tools.

LinkedIn caches post images for seven days. This is a known issue with LinkedIn that dates back to 2012.

LexBlog has limited ability in fixing this 3rd party service. The following steps may help resolve the issue.

Before you start

You'll need a Facebook and LinkedIn account.

Steps

  1. Clear your browser cache.
  2. Share the post on Facebook. Verify that the correct image appears. If the incorrect image appears, contact LexBlog.
  3. Upload a larger image size. Facebook recommends 1200 x 630 pixels. The minimum size is 200 x 200 pixels.
  4. Force LinkedIn to scrape the post again by appending a ?1 to the URL text and then sharing the new link on LinkedIn. For example:
    • Post link: http://www.yourblog.com/new-post
    • New link to share: http://www.yourblog.com/new-post?1
  5. If these steps do not work, we recommend contacting LinkedIn.
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