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We've set up a new mini-site with extensive social sharing, including LinkedIn. Lots of OpenGraph tagging, the works. We have chosen specific images to be shown when sharing by using the og:image meta property.

The images work fine on Facebook and Pinterest, but are not working properly on LinkedIn. Here's the OG image tagging:

<meta property="og:image" content="https://img.mshanken.com/d/wso/Articles/2016/ST_TheBreakers070516_1600.jpg">

But if you click the LinkedIn icon we have set up at the bottom of our page, you end up on a share page that looks like this, which does NOT show the image:

Weirder still, if you inspect that share preview, the image IS in the source code:

<div class="image-thumbs-container">
<img src="https://media.licdn.com/media-proxy/ext?w=180&amp;h=110&amp;f=c&amp;hash=q0uvWygJS2HJrhZZ2qZGdYu2Tig%3D&amp;ora=1%2CaFBCTXdkRmpGL2lvQUFBPQ%2CxAVta5g-0R6jnhxUzw8p4aCKqEH-50hKCoaTFXP-RFTovozTPCKqZsXfeLS-xzl5HHRU4kZnLrT9AnPhFZO5KoyAfNpxi4m_ZMc" width="130" alt="Preview of the share image" data-orig-url="https://img.mshanken.com/d/wso/Articles/2016/ST_TheBreakers070516_1600.jpg" data-width="" data-height="" data-size="" data-position="1" class="active">    
</div>

What do we need to do to get that image showing up on LinkedIn shares?

I was having the same issue last night. Spent hours researching solutions. Finally I contacted LinkedIn about this issue and they responded right away. Their development team has implemented a new tool called "Post Inspector", which allows you to optimize content sharing. Literally, in just minutes this worked.

All you have to do is type in your URL and they do all the busy work i.e. verifying correct code of properties such as image, author, title, description, publication date etc. Not only do they verify, they also tell you what to include and what is missing.

Here is the website to use Post Inspector:

https://www.linkedin.com/post-inspector/

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Comments
  • Wow, never got an email from SO letting me know this was here. Will try some of these and mark as accepted answer if they work.
  • Here are the image requirements specific to the LinkedIn sharing module: Max file size: 5 MB Minimum image dimensions: 1200 (w) x 627 (h) pixels Recommended ratio: 1.91:1