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When I send my store's URL via text message, there is the preview image that appears above the link. Currently, that preview image of the site is just showing up as a blank white image.
Does anyone know how to add/create a preview image for this purpose?
I use Supply Theme, and my site URL is: lavenderluxfashion.com
Thank you in advance!
Hi LavenderLux - did you ever figure this out? I am in the same boat too.
Please go to admin -> online store ->preferences you would find settings for Social Image Sharing, set that up and you should be good
Looking to edit this on the Debut theme, please!
You need to follow the exact same steps, this is independent of the theme
Please go to admin -> online store ->preferences you would find settings for Social Image Sharing
This doesn't work for me on the Providence theme. It only is for social media. When I send my website to someone via text message there is not a picture that shows.
Can you share what you did? My social media image works, but when I share in a text message it is a bunch of product images jumbled together.
Are you trying to send a link via text to your social media page or to your shopify website?
In recent weeks, when sending our website www.smokedfashionco.com in a text message it has started to show our product images instead of our social sharing image that I have updated on both my theme customization and the dashboard theme preferences. The image works when we share on social media, but shows product images when shared via text message. Is there a different place to change it for this?
Oh, I see. When I send a text with my website it shows the banner picture of my page. Do you want the text to send the shopper to your website or to your social media page?
I just sent your website as a text to myself. I see what you mean now. Okay, follow these instructions below. Btw, your instagram page is awesome. I hope this helps you.
This image is controlled by a meta tag called og:image. You can search it yourself via view source => search 'og:image'.
Now this is the share image: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0552/0130/0658/files/DSCF4372_410c429e-83f5-4808-8c56-b6db4628ca89...
For Facebook, use Facebook debugger to clear cache. For Twitter, use Twitter card validator.
For messages, it is controlled by Android and Apple. There is no tool to update link previews
Can you share how you fixed this ? I am having the same issue when I send my store link to people via text. I need to change the image. I tried updating the social sharing image but that did not change the text message image.
Ok, I am writing the steps below:
If it's correct and the preview can't be displayed, it's probably a cache issue. For fb, use debugger to clear cache.
For other platforms, just repost the link to clear cache. Most of the time, it should be alright if the tag is correct
If the above methods don't work, just google "sms link preview" or something similar. Google god provides all technical answers in the world
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