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Edit Shared Facebook Links

This very handy but obscure feature in Facebook allows you to edit the title and description of the links you share in Facebook. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Paste the link you want to share in your status update
  2. Wait for Facebook to create the headline, description and thumbnail image for the article you’re sharing
  3. Click on the headline Facebook has created
  4. Edit to your liking
  5. Click on the description Facebook created
  6. Edit to your liking
  7. Click Post

If you’d rather watch, here’s a video showing how to edit shared Facebook links:

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David Erickson is principal of e-Strategy Media, a digital marketing consultancy based in Minnesota. David has extensive experience in digital marketing and is often used as an expert source by media and asked to speak on the topic before organizations and to sit on panel discussions.


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  2. Anonymous on August 16, 2011 at 3:01 00 pm CDT

    thanks a ton! 

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