Sharing your content on Social Media and subscribing to Social Feeds

Sharing your Outgrow content on different social media platforms can help you increase your reach and engage with a wider audience. There are two ways to share your content: one is by sharing the link of your Outgrow experience directly on a social media platform, and the other is by enabling users to share your Outgrow experience by clicking on the Share button on the result page.

To understand how to enable users to share your content on different social media platforms from the results page, follow the steps mentioned in this document.

Enabling Social Share buttons on the Results page

1. Open the respective content in Build mode and click on the Results page. (NOTE: See the highlighted Results Page tab in the screenshot below.)


2. Once you open the Results tab in Edit mode, navigate to the Results Page section. Toggle On the setting Share On Social Media setting and Subscribe To Social Feeds section.


3. Select the social media platforms on which users can share your content from the results page. Also, specify the text for Share Widget Title and Share Widget Description.


4. For the Social Feed Subscription setting toggle, specify the Page URL and Account Handle as well.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The social share information that will appear on Facebook will be as per the meta tags of the share URL. If it contains your content piece's direct link, then it will work as per SEO settings in the Configure section, else if it is some other link outside Outgrow, it will display data as per the meta tags of that link.

Image Size Guidelines

To ensure that your shared content looks good and attractive, follow the image size guidelines mentioned below:

A. Facebook: Shared link images have an optimal 1200 x 627 pixels size. Keep these guidelines close by when uploading shared link images:

  • The square photo has a minimum upload size of 154 x 154 pixels in the feed.
  • The square photo has a minimum upload size of 116 x 116 pixels on the page.
  • The rectangular photo has a minimum upload size of 470 x 246 in the feed.
  • The rectangular photo has a minimum upload size of 484 x 252 on the page.

Facebook will automatically scale photos using the minimum dimensions. To avoid poor quality, increase the image resolution when scaling.

B. Twitter: The image must be a minimum size of 144 pixels wide by 144 pixels tall and less than 5MB in file size. The image will also be cropped into a 125x125-pixel square.

C. LinkedIn: The image preview will be scaled and cropped to fit a box of 436 pixels wide by 228 pixels tall.

Important Update: Facebook not showing updated Social Share images

If Facebook is not showing updated Social Share images, you can tell Facebook to fetch the image again by adding a random suffix to the URL of the format "/?ref=a" or "/?a=2". This will make Facebook think that this is a new URL, and it will fetch the image again. To clear the cache, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Access this link.
  2. Enter the calculator URL and click Debug.
  3. Click Scrape again 2-3 times, and it will fetch the latest information.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]. We would be happy to assist you further.