[Social Share Widget] How to have different images for a Facebook share option

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    Asked on January 07, 2015 at 03:02 PM

    Also we installed a social share widget. For each button, I included the direct link to the student's picture, but Facebook is only pulling one of them. I set up the share on one of them as a test, liked the results, and then cloned (But again, edited each picture link). Any idea why its still pulling the original photo?

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    Answered on January 07, 2015 at 05:16 PM

    It seems that the Facebook's crawler looks into the sources of the shared page, and uses the specified Open Graph Meta Image Tag or choose the available image that meets the share image criteria.

    It is not guaranteed that we can attach the different images to the different Facebook buttons of the Social Share widget. I have attached a ticket about the issue to this thread, but I do not know if or when it will be fixed.

    We will let you know if we have any updates.

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    Answered on June 26, 2015 at 05:42 AM

    I'm afraid this cannot be implemented. 

    Facebook has since changed its SDK, and requires any image that will be shared through a web link needs to be in an open graph meta tag - more here.

    What this basically means is that we can share a link to Facebook, but we cannot determine which image will be shared to Facebook, unless you have specified the image on the shared page through an open graph meta tag.  

    Sorry about that.