In an attempt to fight misleading news on their platform, Facebook has recently changed the way you can use their API to edit previews of posts. While before you could specify the header, preview text, and the image, this is no longer possible. Instead, Facebook picks the relevant information from the website that the post links to.
This article presents a solution to continue to post customizable post previews for certain contexts.
Facebook takes action to fight fake news
To fight misleading posts with false preview texts and misleading images, Facebook has started to disable the ability for Pages to edit the previews of the links they post – both for the Page composer and the API.…