Changing the link preview image

If you're planning to share your pages on public platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter, you can set the image preview to make your post more appealing to readers. 

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Changing the preview image

This option is available for all accounts.

Step 1. You can get to the link preview in two ways. First, hover over any project on your dashboard to reveal its Share button. Click on it to access the sharing settings.

Alternatively, as you're editing any page, you can click the Share button in the top right corner.

Step 2. In the sharing settings, hover over the default image and click Change Preview Image

Step 3. From there, Qwilr will present five of the images used in your page. Click any of these to make it the preview image. The change saves automatically, so click the X to leave the settings page.

If you'd rather use a different preview image for this page, click Open Image Library. Then you can choose from images you've already uploaded, the stock library, or you can upload a new image. (More on the image library here.)

Note: If you choose an image from your library, it will recrop automatically to fit the aspect ratio of the link preview. If you need to have 100% of an image showing, we recommend uploading a version that's cropped to 350 x 180 pixels.

Note: Once you set an image as the preview, it will stay in place even if you delete that same image from your page.

When you post your page link online, the platform you're using will cache the preview image. If you decide to change the preview image and re-share the link on the same platform, it will use the original cached image instead. We recommend choosing an image before you share the link for the first time.

Setting a default preview image for your account

Note: This option is only available on our Enterprise plan and can only be set up by an account admin. 

When you set a default preview image for your account, any user will still be able to customize the preview image for an individual page. But otherwise, your default image will always display.

Step 1. Head to the top right corner of Qwilr. Click on your initials, then choose View all Settings.

Step 2. Near the bottom of your settings list, click Link Preview.

Step 3. You'll now have access to set a default link preview image for your account. Click the Change Image Preview button to select a new image. That opens your image library, where you can choose from images you've already uploaded, the stock image library, or you can upload a new image.

Note: When you upload an image, it will crop automatically to fit the aspect ratio of the link preview. If you need to have 100% of your image appear in the preview, we recommend an image size of 350 x 180 pixels.

Step 4. The preview image has a default title that displays whenever the image can't be displayed. Click on the default title to customize it.

Step 5. Click Update Preview Defaults to save your new defaults. And you're done!