Tag Archives: Facebook API

API Update – The Recent Changes at Facebook & Instagram & How This Affects Swat.io

Oh boy, Facebook sure knows how to deliver a belated Easter egg! Yesterday night, the company announced and immediately deployed a variety of API changes (limitations, really) for both the Instagram and Facebook platform. Some of the changes that have been set into effect tonight were expected only months down the road, others are completely unexpected. […]


Facebook Link Previews – How to Use Domain Verification to Modify Link Posts After December 2017

When it comes to the ability to modify link previews on Facebook, 2017 has been a rollercoaster of a year for social media managers! After announcing the full depreciation of the feature in June,  Facebook rolled back partially by offering a solution to media and news organisations with Link Ownership only a few months later. This approach […]


Facebook Link Previews – The Current State & 5 Workarounds To Modify Link Posts After July 18th

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve originally reported on the deprecation of editing link previews on Facebook. To no surprise, the outcry of publishers losing a favourite tool in social content optimization was loud. I *was* surprised though, by Facebook’s reaction, not only reaching out to me after my initial post, but following up […]


Facebook: The End of Custom Link Preview Snippets (Deprecation by July 18th)

 Update 2017-08-03:  I’ve written a followup – Facebook Link Previews – The Current State & 5 Workarounds To Modify Link Posts After July 18th!  Update 2017-07-20, 19:00:  We’ve got another official update from Facebook! This email (see full text below) was sent to several media partners & publishers last Tuesday. The statement leaves some room for interpretation, but here […]


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