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How to Post a Link on Facebook Without the URL 2020
Have you noticed that you can now post a link on your Facebook status and then delete the link and leave just the nice image and text box that it auto-generates?
It’s all down to some clever code that Facebook pulls from the website but you don’t need to understand all that shiz… you can have pretty links on Facebook in two easy steps!
How to Post a Link on Facebook Without the URL in 2020
[Updated March 2020]
How to post a link on Facebook without showing the URL:
- Just paste the link into your status and wait for the link to load.
- When the image and text appear just delete the link and write your update. Simples.
The end result is a post that looks like this:
2020 UPDATE: Facebook seems to do this automatically now. Try this:
- Paste in the link.
- Wait for the image to load.
- And post
The link won’t show on your post most of the time. Failing that, just do it the old way as above!
We really like this feature as it makes your posts look cleaner and more professional. Give it a go and let us know how it goes.
Pasting a link to your website or someone else’s and seeing a terrible ‘snippet’?
Another thing that might be bothering you is that the snippet itself looks wrong, doesn’t have an image, has the wrong text or something else.
This might well be down to what’s called Opengraph Data. This is the system used by social media platforms to ‘pull’ the image and title and text into their platform when you share. Not seeing what you want? This post about how to make your Facebook posts share the right image from a link will help.
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