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Open Graph Meta Tags


Learn how to use the og:image:type meta tag to improve your site.

Defines the MIME type of an image used with the Open Graph protocol. This tag ensures platforms like Facebook understand the type of image being used, for optimal rendering and sharing experiences.

Code Examples

<meta property="og:image:type" content="image/jpeg" />
Specifies the MIME type as JPEG, which is widely supported and suitable for photographs with smooth gradients.
<meta property="og:image:type" content="image/png" />
Defines the MIME type as PNG, ideal for images with transparency or images that require lossless compression.
<meta property="og:image:type" content="image/gif" />
While GIFs are supported, they might not be the best choice for Open Graph images due to their limited color palette and large file sizes for high-quality images.
<meta property="og:image:type" content="" />
Not specifying the og:image:type may lead to improper handling of the image by social platforms, potentially affecting how your content is displayed when shared.


  • Specify Image MIME Type
    Always specify the MIME type (e.g., image/jpeg, image/png) of the og:image to ensure platforms correctly handle the image format.
  • Use Web-friendly Formats
    Prefer using web-friendly image formats such as JPEG or PNG. These formats are widely supported and offer a good balance between quality and file size.

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Related Meta Tags



Defines the audio content that will accompany your page when it is shared on social media platforms that support Open Graph.

<meta property="og:audio" content="http://example.com/birdsong.mp3">
Specifies an accessible MP3 audio file on a public server, which can be easily retrieved and played by the implementing social platform.

A secure URL to an audio file to accompany your object within the Graph. Used when the standard og:audio tag URL does not support SSL.

<meta property="og:audio:secure_url" content="https://example.com/music/song.mp3">
A valid, secure URL to an MP3 file that is optimized for web usage and has broad format support.

Defines the MIME type of the audio content referenced in the og:audio tag, ensuring platforms like Facebook understand how to process the linked audio file.

<meta property="og:audio:type" content="audio/mpeg">
Indicates an MP3 audio file, which is widely supported and commonly used for music files.



Specifies the URL of the audio content to be used as a rich object in a social graph. It is meant for integrating audio content that represents the page or is closely related to the content of the page, enhancing its representation on social media platforms.

<meta property="og:audio:url" content="https://example.com/audio.mp3">
Specifies a direct URL to an MP3 file representing the audio content associated with the page.

Defines the description of your content as you want it to appear when shared on social platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, and others that adhere to the Open Graph protocol.

<meta property="og:description" content="Discover the top 10 SEO strategies to boost your website's traffic in 2023. Click to learn more!">
This is concise, actionable, and provides a clear benefit, encouraging users to click through.