[Publish] Media attachments

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Summary

When scheduling posts to your social accounts, you'll see various options depending on which social network you're sharing to.

Social network Link attachment Suggested media
Upload your own image
Upload your own video
Twitter
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Facebook
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LinkedIn
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Google+
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Pinterest
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Instagram
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If you include a link in your post, a link attachment will be auto-generated for Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. Link attachments mirror what you would see if you were sharing a link natively to these social networks. In some cases, you will be able to customize the image, title, and description of the link attachment. This section walks through what you should expect for each social network.

If you prefer, you can choose the option to Replace link attachment with image or video.

It was previously possible to customize link attachments for Facebook, but in December 2017, Facebook withdrew support for the customization of all link attachments that were not your own. This means that if you are sharing a link to somebody else's blog or website, you will not be able to customize the link attachment.

If you are sharing a link to your own blog or website, and you have set up Domain Verification through Facebook, you will be able to customize link attachments for Facebook Pages. We have put together this complete guide for setting up Domain Verification for your site. Once your domain has been verified, you'll be able to customize your link attachments.

Please note, it is not currently possible to customize link attachments that you are sharing to Facebook Groups.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn support the customization of all link attachments, so you're able to modify the title, description and image manually. When multiple images are found on the page that you're linking to, you'll be able to click on the arrows to select a different image. And if you'd rather, you can hover over the existing image to upload your own.

Google+

Google+ does not support the customization of link attachments, and therefore your posts will be published with the image, title and description pulled directly from the website's metadata.

Suggested media

If you include a link in your post, Buffer Publish will "scrape" the link you've included and pull in any images found on the page. You're then able to click on any of those images to include with your post.

For Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, you're able to choose up to 4 images. With LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest, you're currently only able to choose 1 image.

Upload your own image

In all cases, you will have the option to upload your own image.

For Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, you're able to upload up to 4 images. With LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest, you're currently only able to upload 1 image.

Upload your own video

In all cases, you will have the option to upload your own video. Videos appear and behave slightly differently on each social network.  Learn more here.