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Hi, when you share a website link on Facebook, Facebook seems to automatically generate an image (thumbnail) and description before you share it (see example below for this website)

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I have just created a new website and i don't like the image and description that Facebook is using. Does anyone know if you can control the image and description that Facebook automatically generates, thanks in advance for your help.
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by:Paul Sauvé
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if you put an image on the page you want to share on FacebooK, it may create a thumbnail with it...
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by:oo7ml
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Surely there is a way to control the image that it uses... as you can see from the sample image i provided, EE doesn't even have that image on the home page
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Robert Schutt earned 500 total points
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Have you looked carefully at the source of the EE homepage? Possibly the image you see is this: http://www.experts-exchange.com/images/experts-exchange/experts-exchange-logo-opengraph.png (referenced in a meta tag property='og:image').

EDIT: Some searching gives for example this reference: http://kb.mailchimp.com/article/how-can-i-choose-the-image-thumbnail-that-shows-up-on-facebook
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