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- June 30, 2021 at 3:43 am #586821
my autoposting to LinkedIn does not post pictures anymoe. Anyone else facing this issue? Or anyone who had not those problems?
Help is appreciated
HansjörgDecember 13, 2021 at 11:42 am #588473seandoe1990Participant
hi allJanuary 14, 2022 at 6:51 am #588746
Yes, i have the exact same problem. Direct links get processed, but the autoposter doesn’t result in the image being shown. I’d love to get some help with this, i’m unsure if this is on SNAP’s or Linkedin’s side. The post parses properly in the linkedin test tool (https://www.linkedin.com/post-inspector/inspect/) (der-bank-blog might want to test that))January 14, 2022 at 7:12 am #588747
It is the same here. The testing tool worked well and dirct posting also.
I have tested another plugin and there the image was posted.
It seems definitly to be a SNAP Issue, but unfortunatly support seems to be closed since monthsJanuary 14, 2022 at 7:14 am #588748
Ive tried a different plugin to autopost with the same results. Could be an API change issue on linkedin’s side. Ive opened a ticket there, but i suspect SNAP can easily test this and pinpoint or circumvent the issue.January 14, 2022 at 7:32 am #588749
Yes, it is a change at LinkedIn. I contacted them. They told me:
Starting May 31, 2021, for article type posts the description, title, and thumbnail will be set from LinkedIn’s URL Preview of the URL only if the description, title, and thumbnail are not provided from the API call. Prior to this change, each field was set from LinkedIn’s URL Preview if the specific field was not set. If a specific representation of the post is desired, set the description, title, or thumbnail fields, rather than rely on automatic preview. Use the Post Inspector tool to determine what the LinkedIn URL Preview looks like.
To summarize, because you are still passing some of the fields, we are not scraping the image. So if you remove all the fields except the link to be scraped from your call you should see that the image, title, and description are all scraped. So it’s basically an all-or-nothing thing with scraping now, you either provide all the information or none of it and let our scraper do the rest. Can you try to only pass the URL and let me know if that resolves the issue for you?
SNAP need to update the function. I have told them more than once, but no reactionJanuary 14, 2022 at 7:55 am #588750
Posting with no content, just a link, results in a post without image (these are my settings https://cln.sh/x4jiyY )January 14, 2022 at 9:04 am #588751
My setting is
%TITLE% von: %AUTHORNAME%
no pic eitherFebruary 2, 2022 at 5:51 am #588860
No, I did not find an alternative. SNAP is by far the best plugin for auto-sharing. All the others seem to have some drawbacks.
If you find one, please let me know
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