Want to customize the text and image that appear when you share your typeform on social media or in messenger apps? You can do so easily by editing the meta information of your typeform.
You can make adjustments by heading for the Meta settings within the Share panel, as indicated in this screenshot.
You’ll be presented with the following menu. There are three meta information attributes here that you can change:
1. Allow indexing?
By flicking the switch you can enable or disable indexing. When enabled, it allows search engines like Google to index your typeform so it will appear in search results.
If the option is disabled (which is the default setting) it will add a ‘noindex’ meta tag in the typeform’s HTML code and ensure that search engines don’t index the page. Therefore, it will not appear in search results.
2. Meta image
Here you can add the preview image that you want to appear when your typeform gets shared on social media sites or messenger applications (WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Slack, etc.).
Just click the little red Remove button to remove the default image then click the Add button and browse your computer to select the image you want to insert.
3. Meta description
This is where you edit the text description that will be displayed as the preview text in search result pages, social media sites, and messenger applications. Please note that this is a PRO feature.
Examples of how meta information displays
When sharing on LinkedIn, the post looks like this:
When sharing on Facebook the post looks like this:
When sharing on Google+ the post looks like this:
I edited my meta information, but it’s not showing properly!
If you edit your typeform’s meta information after sharing it, it might take some time for this to be reflected on platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Line and others.
To speed up the process, duplicate your typeform, make sure the meta information is correct, and share it again on your chosen platform.
On some apps, like Whatsapp, for example, you can open the apps settings and choose clear cache. This will allow the new meta information to appear on your device.