Change Your Headline on Facebook Posts

7 May

Here are three reasons you might want to change your headline on a Facebook link post:

  • The article has been updated
  • You made a mistake
  • You want to withhold some information to tease readers to click through (don’t do this for serious crime/deaths)

And here’s how you do it.

Drop the link to any article into the status update box.

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Hover over the headline until it turns yellow, then click.

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Type whatever you want.

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Click back outside the box.

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Hit post, and you’re done! (Well, I would actually delete the short link from the post since the thumbnail will turn into a link, and I would add some context to give users a reason to click, but as for changing the headline you’re done.)

(You can do the same thing with the dek.)

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