Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Social Media Tip: How to Edit the Titles of Links You Share on Facebook

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I am in a constant love-hate relationship with Facebook, especially lately after their Pages Manager app updated. Now the app won't open at all on my phone and it has been doing so for about three months. Yet, every so often, I stumble upon some unique feature of Facebook that I didn't know existed and I get all excited about the social media platform again. Like did you know that you can edit the titles of the links that you share on Facebook?

Say what?

Yes, I am going to show you how to edit the titles of the links that you share on Facebook in order to make the links more appealing for readers to click on. Just please don't abuse this little trick to make them those stupid clickbait titles. You know which ones I'm talking about. So please, I beg of you. Stop with the clickbait titles already.

Okay, onto the tip!

Social media tip for bloggers and small business owners: how to edit the titles of links you share on Facebook from And Next Comes L

Alright, so I'm going to illustrate this tip using a link from my blog. Say I want to share a link to my new awesome book Pop! Squirt! Splash!. So I head over to my Facebook page and add the link like I normally would by copying the URL into the status section. The link will autopopulate with an image, title, and text like below. Notice the title says my blog name followed by the name of the book. Not really appealing to click on, right?

How to edit the titles of links you share on Facebook from And Next Comes L

Next, I click on the title text, "And Next Comes L: Pop! Squirt! Splash! Book." That text should be automatically highlighted when you do so.

How to edit the titles of links you share on Facebook from And Next Comes L

Now you can type whatever you want to make the title of the link a little bit more interesting. See how I changed it to say, "40+ fun ways to play with soap, water, and bubbles."

How to edit the titles of links you share on Facebook from And Next Comes L

Super easy trick, isn't it? Or are you still stunned that you didn't know about this fantastic feature? Yeah, I happened upon it accidentally and my mind was blown.

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4 comments:

  1. This is such an awesome trick! I love it when I happen upon these kind of things both organically, and with a little help from my friends - thanks ;)

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  2. What a cool tip! I will have to give it a try
    Cynthia @craftoflaughter

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    1. Hope it helps make a difference with your Facebook reach!

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