Topic-icon How Can I Force FaceBook To Always Use First Image

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If my article contains 2 photos, FB pulls the 2nd one automatically. Is there a way to force FB to always use the first image?
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8 years 2 weeks ago #43680 by alzander
Can you let me know a specific page where this is happening so we can diagnose the issue? JFBConnect will generally choose the best, first image to use. However, some extensions also add their own og:image tag. It's possible the 'other' inclusion is coming first, which could be the problem.

Let me know and we'll gladly help investigate.

Thanks,
Alex
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Sure, check out this link: goo.gl/w03eC3 ....Rather than using the first image, it automatically uses the 2nd image.
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When I click Like, I'm seeing the first image. That's the one of Mayweather against the ropes from a wider angle.

Looking at the og:image tags set, I see:
og:image	http://www.bunibuni.com/media/k2/items/cache/54831213dc147a3836e3bc9491f2e068_L.jpg
og:image	http://www.bunibuni.com/media/k2/items/cache/54831213dc147a3836e3bc9491f2e068_XL.jpg
The 2nd image is what JFBConnect automatically sets (the _XL version). The first image is set by K2. Either way, they are the same image.

When running that page through a social meta debugger , the right image and information shows up properly there.

Are you still seeing the 2nd image when you try to Like the page? We can't see that behavior, but will gladly investigate however we can. The 2nd image isn't set as an og:image tag anywhere, so I'm not sure why Facebook would be using that.

Thanks,
Alex
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This is weird because it appears to have been fixed for that article. Let me find another article with multiple pictures and I will notify you.
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Keep me posted. One thing to note is that Facebook caches the open graph tags that are set. If you update those, or if it's a fresh article, we recommend running it through something like our Social Meta Debug Tool . That will show you a best-guess at what the share will look like *and* force an update to Facebook's cache so that any stale or missing Open Graph tags are re-scanned.

Thanks,
Alex
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