Facebook : How to force facebook to scrape latest URL link data?

Problem :

When you try to put URL link on a Facebook input boxes and Facebook will automatically scrape a "preview" data from the link.

However, there are times when you want Facebook to "refresh" the preview of the link due to some correction on your blog(the link to your blog) or somehow the first scraped version is not perfect.

So, how to force Facebook to update their cache data of your link by scraping the latest from your link?

Solution :

  1. Go to the Facebook URL Linter/ object debugger tool : https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/og/object/

Facebook Object Debugger - URL Linter tool

  1. Then copy-and-paste the link you want to force Facebook to refresh the cache data into the Input URL box.

  2. Press the "Fetch new scrape information" button.

  See also : Facebook : Getting the friends list with PHP return JSON format

By Adam Ng

IF you gain some knowledge or the information here solved your programming problem. Please consider donating to the less fortunate or some charities that you like. Apart from donation, planting trees, volunteering or reducing your carbon footprint will be great too.