Customize Facebook Sharing Information

This article provides information on how to edit or update social media sharing information. This includes course details such as page titles, descriptions, or images that are shared when posting a course link to social media.

Overview

Many creators choose to share links to their courses on social media websites, such as Facebook. When you share a link to a course on Facebook, some information about the course will automatically populate into a thumbnail. This information includes a course image, title, and description.

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Facebook “uses internal heuristics to make a best guess about the title, description, and preview image for your content.” Within Teachable, this information is specified in a course's SEO section.

Update course SEO

To edit the thumbnail details that appear in social media links, you must edit the course SEO details. The location of your course SEO details will depend on if your course was designed with Page Editor 1.0 or Page Editor 2.0.

TIP: If you are unsure if your course uses Page Editor 1.0 or Page Editor 2.0, please review our Knowledge Base here.

For Page Editor 1.0, the SEO section is located in the Information tab of the course.

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Page Title is the heading that appears, while Meta Description is the blurb that appears below the page title. The image shown in Facebook will be the course’s thumbnail, which is set in a course’s Branding section. If you share a link to your school, not an individual course, the image shown will be a collection of your Featured Course’s thumbnails.

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For courses made with Page Editor 2.0, course SEO details are located in the page settings of the sales page editor.

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Troubleshooting/Details not updating

If you’ve changed your course information, but the changes are not reflected in Facebook, you may have to use Facebook’s Sharing Debugger—changes made may take up to 24 hours to propagate on Facebook.

Enter the URL you are sharing into the text box, and click Debug.

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If the information shown does not reflect the changes you’ve made, you’ll have to click the Scrape Again button. This causes Facebook to extract the most recent data from the URL—which should then reflect any changes made within Teachable.

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