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GiveBig: Facebook Share Message

Last Updated: Mar 21, 2017 10:23AM EDT
With the GiveBig Platform you can add text to be used for social share messages. There are 2 types of share messages, a general share message and an 'after donation' share message. When you login to GiveBig you can enter in your text under 'Share Message' Tab.

Share Message

Caching Issue with Facebook


One common occurrence we have seen with Facebook is that old share messages will continue to appear even after you have updated the message.
 
Facebook uses a technique called “caching,” a temporary storing of content, to make sure your site loads quickly. When you change your Facebook share message within the Give Big platform it can take some time for Facebook to start using the new message. To wipe out the previous message you will need to use a Facebook tool called the Open Graph Debugger. Here you insert your organizations GiveBig URL link to scrape the existing information.


Here are the steps to clear your Facebook Social Share message


Step 1: Find your organization’s GiveBig URL. To find this go to your organization’s profile page on the website, then copy the link from the browser at the top.

An example of an organizations's GiveBig url is https://azgives.org/c/GivesDay/a/arizonanonprofits

GiveBig URL

Step 2: Go to the Facebook debugger page:
https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/og/object/

Step 3: Paste your GiveBig URL in the field and click on ‘Fetch new scrape information’. Information on your Meta Tags, etc. will appear.

Facebook Debugger
Step 4: Repeat the last step, EXCEPT add a / (forward slash) to the end of your GiveBig URL, then click on ‘Fetch new scrape information’.

Facebook debugger 2
 
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