There are times when you share the link on Facebook and thumbnail image doesn't show up or it does appear, but it is not the picture you've expected to be shown. In order to fix these steps should be taken:
1. Verify if there are OG tags on your website.
Search for a code <meta property=og: , pressing the Ctrl+U shortcut to open the page source code, example:
<meta property="fb:app_id" content="102143277123049" /> <meta property="og:type" content="website" /> <meta property="og:title" content="Development team for your Magento 2 store | Magefan" /> <meta property="og:description" content="Magefan is development team, gathered together in October 2015 shortly before Magento 2 release. We've all been waiting for Magento 2 and this is it. Now we can surprise you with our solutions." /> <meta property="og:image:width" content="1200" /> <meta property="og:image:height" content="630" /> <meta property="og:image" content="https://cm.magefan.com/default/default/solutions-for-magento-stores-min.jpg" /> <meta property="og:url" content="https://magefan.com/" />
In case you don't have them, but manage a Magento 2 store you can use Magento 2 Facebook Open Graph Extension. If you are using some other platform Wordpress, Joomla etc. you can find a module for your platform in Google. Also, we recommend you to make sure OG tags aren't duplicated on the page.
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2. Validate a Page
If you see the OG tags in the document body but there is still something wrong with the image, test your page with the Facebook Sharing Tool.
Using Cloudflare on your website you can face some issues while image sharing because of it. It is a common thing that Cloudflare blocks image is downloaded by different bots including Facebook. First thing you should do in this case is making sure your hotlink protection is disabled and that Facebook IP isn't on the blacklist. Besides, you can check out this articles:
4. Response Code 200
Make sure the link you're trying to share has the response code 200 since it usually may have 301 Redirect Chain. In order to verify the response code use this service. There, all you have to do is to insert the link and press the Check button. You can as well use any other service searching for "check HTTP header code online" in Google or any other search system.
5. Facebook Cache
Facebook Cache is also one of the reasons for this image issue. To check if there actually is a Facebook cache problem try to add some get parameters to the page URL. e.g. If your page URL looks like this: facebook.com/my account/group it will look like facebook.com/my account/group?test=2 with the get parameter. Add one more number to the get parameter every next time. If after the testing you see that the image was uploaded and everything runs as it is supposed to, just wait for a while for Facebook to clean its caches.
In case you don't want to wait and want to make it all work yourself, just clear Facebook cache on demand.
In case you are using the Magento 2 store and none of these steps solved the issue please contact us for further consultation.