Sharing reels on social media with images

To share a reel, simply paste the reel URL the same way you share any other third-party content on your favorite social channels.  

Tips for sharing your reels on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn with an image
When you share a reel on social media, Basic and Pro accounts will serve up rich content to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. This includes the title, an image, and your bio—only elements visible on that particular reel will be pulled. If your reel has none of these available, a ReelCrafter logo will accompany your post. 

Animated GIF sizes
If you are using an animated GIF anywhere on your reel, you will need to be aware of file size limits in order for the social link to preview your reel properly. If your GIF is too large some sites may default to using no images at all in the post. 

Facebook - 8MB 
Twitter - 5MB

Images still not showing?
The first time you share a reel URL you may not see the image in the preview. But once you hit post the images should be pulled from the server. If an image is still not showing after your first attempt to post, you can force a site to look for updated images using these links: 

Facebook -  https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/
Twitter - https://cards-dev.twitter.com/validator
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/post-inspector/

Don’t forget that you can always upload any image of your choice and include the direct URL to your reel in any social post (the same way you would share a photo, etc.). This will give you control over the appearance if you aren't satisfied with how the social sites are previewing the rich content for your reel link.

What about Instagram?
Instagram does not support rich content URL sharing the same way other social channels do. If you want to share a reel on Instagram, you will need to upload your own imagery in the app and include the reel URL in your post text. Because URLs are not hyperlinked in the Instagram app, we recommend creating a short personalized URL so your followers can easily type it in to view your reel. 

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