Share to Facebook

coldclimbcoldclimb Outside the LinesRegistered Users Posts: 1,169 Major grins

A super useful feature for Smugmug would be a simple way to share photos to Facebook, perhaps exactly like the one that was recently removed. Or maybe better, like with captions transferring too like they used to!

John Borland
www.morffed.com

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  • Lille UlvenLille Ulven Lille Ulven ScandinaviaRegistered Users Posts: 538 Major grins

    The problem is unfortunately not that Smugmug does not want to support the functionality, but that FB has changed its API and does no longer allow sharing to personal profiles from outside of FB. So even if Smugmug was still providing the functionality for it FB would not allow it to be used on their side.
    Basically, every sharing-application to FB has the same problem since August 1, 2018 - no sharing to personal profiles.

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  • leftquarkleftquark Former SmugMug Product Team Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 3,750 Many Grins

    Facebook did a number of weird things, which was unfortunate for all of us. The big thing was that the stopped letting us post links back to your photos on your SmugMug site. This was the main use-case for SmugMug'ers to publish to FB: have a link back to their site so they could get the views on FB but have them pushed to their site. If they ever change that policy, we'll be happy to reconsider!

    dGrin Afficionado
    Former SmugMug Product Team
    aaron AT aaronmphotography DOT com
    Website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com
    My SmugMug CSS Customizations website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com/Customizations
  • coldclimbcoldclimb Outside the Lines Registered Users Posts: 1,169 Major grins

    Are we talking about the automatic "via smugmug" that used to be under the title of the photo? most of my photos on facebook have a link back to my gallery, but I manually added all those.

    John Borland
    www.morffed.com
  • leftquarkleftquark Former SmugMug Product Team Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 3,750 Many Grins

    It was a combination of the little "via SmugMug" tag but we were also able to put a link directly to the photo into the caption for you. If you're publishing 500 photos from SM to Facebook, it's not feasible to manually add links to each of the FB captions.

    dGrin Afficionado
    Former SmugMug Product Team
    aaron AT aaronmphotography DOT com
    Website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com
    My SmugMug CSS Customizations website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com/Customizations
  • coldclimbcoldclimb Outside the Lines Registered Users Posts: 1,169 Major grins

    Yeah I recall that, but didn't that go away more like two years ago? I haven't had captions or links transferring for a long time.

    John Borland
    www.morffed.com
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