Ask an Ambassador: Facebook changes, AR changes... what do we do?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 GREC# 169695

Just recently I had a phone call from Thom Abbott because he was trying to add a post to his facebook business page and the photo that was showing up when posting the short url wasn't the photo from the post, and facebook wouldn't let him upload a new photo like it would in the past.  

He wanted to put the photo he wanted there and it just wasn't happening.  

What to do what to do?

Well use the Share button.  

Yes, right now the way to get the photo you have (it will allow the first photo from your post) in your post you click the share button and then arrow to the photo you want to display. I just shared a  post I write last week as a last minute reminder to folks that we're having a local festival tomorrow.  The photo is from a previous gathering. and it displayed as shown on the photo to the right.

I miss the "upload a photo" from facebook too, but at least I have figured out how to get the photo I want from an AR post to show up on Facebook.

Happy Posting!

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com
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Tammy - Great information for everyone to be aware of on how to get the right photo onto your social media sites!

Oct 17, 2014 07:38 AM #1
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John McCormack, CRS
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Constant changes mean many of us are on the phone calling asking others how to.  Where there is a will there is a way!

Oct 17, 2014 07:38 AM #2
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Kimo Stowell
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Aloha Tammy,

Sometimes, it appears, that these changes are merely arbitrary nonsense, posed as improvement updates. It gets frustrating when you have to figure out what's going on especially if you don't have the time or frequent a particular social network. Well, I guess I know who to call now.

peace,

 

Oct 17, 2014 07:50 AM #3
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Debbie Laity
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You always have great advice, Tammy. Keep doing what you're doing. 

Oct 17, 2014 08:04 AM #4
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Joan Whitebook
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Tammy  this is imformation that we all need to know. Thanks for sharing.

Oct 17, 2014 01:30 PM #5
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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Laura- frustrating when we can't get the right one there

Kimo- I think there is always a reason, but I also think sometimes there are unintended consequences.

John- yes there is

Thanks Debbie

 

 

Oct 17, 2014 02:05 PM #6
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Sussie Sutton
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It is hard to keep up with all the changes to Face Book. There is no one at that site who will write a post to help us out. Unlike Active Rain!

Oct 17, 2014 02:10 PM #7
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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Welcome Joan

Sussie- nope, nothing quite like it.

Oct 18, 2014 04:29 AM #8
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Mike Kozlow
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Tammy I have been searching high and low - ok just on AR - but I don't have the share buttons available on my blog! I checked my setting and the "remind me of Facebook..." section is checked. But no buttons. They were there once, but that was months ago.

Nov 01, 2014 11:18 AM #9
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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Mike Kozlow, CFP®, MS-FP, GRI®, ABR®  if you don't have the buttons like are circled in red above they should be there.  What browser are you using?  I use chrome and they are there. I went to Internet Explorer and they are not there.  So download Chrome if you don't have it and want the share buttons.  

And Bob Stewart can you please notify whoever needs to be notified that the share buttons are not there on our blogs posts in IE and see if IT can fix that for those who use IE.  Please and thank you.

 

 

Nov 01, 2014 11:42 AM #10
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Mike Kozlow
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Amazing! I am finding more and more issues with IE. Thank you so much for protecting my sanity for one more day. I was convinced that my age was the problem.

Best wishes forever!

Nov 01, 2014 11:55 AM #11
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Bob Stewart
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Tammy,

There was already an open ticket on this issue for a certain version of IE. It looks like after some testing it's affecting all IE users. That will get it moved up the list for a quicker fix. Thanks for the heads up. 

Nov 03, 2014 06:38 AM #12
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I knew I could count on you to answer Bob Stewart and while I left IE behind a long time ago, my analytics shows that still nearly half of my website visitors using a desktop are still using it.  Thanks for letting me know 

Mike Kozlow, CFP®, MS-FP, GRI®, ABR® as you see above Bob said they were already working on this issue, but it is more widespread than they thought, so it's esculated closer to the top of the "get it fixed list" so hopefully very soon.

Nov 03, 2014 07:16 AM #13
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