How to Clear LinkedIn Cache for Link Preview

LinkedIn is a powerful platform for professional networking and sharing valuable content. However, sometimes the link preview on LinkedIn may display incorrect information or outdated images.

We’ve noticed this is frustrating for MightyShare users, especially if you have made changes to your website’s preview content and images. Fortunately, there are methods to clear the LinkedIn cache for link previews.

In this article, we will explore two methods to help you resolve this issue and ensure that your link previews on LinkedIn are up-to-date.

Method 1: Using LinkedIn’s Post Inspector

Clearing social share cache on LinkedIn

LinkedIn has introduced a handy tool called Post Inspector, which allows you to clear the cache for your link preview. Follow these steps to use the Post Inspector:

  1. Visit the LinkedIn Post Inspector page.
  2. Enter the URL of the page for which you want to clear the cache.
  3. Click on the “Inspect” button.
  4. The tool will refresh the link preview and display the updated preview image.
  5. Now, try sharing your URL on LinkedIn, and you should see the latest preview content and image.

Using the Post Inspector is a simple and effective way to clear the LinkedIn cache for your link preview. Basically when you inspect a URL in their Post Inspector it’ll instantly clear their social share cache.

If you are still seeing the old content likely your website is caching requests. This could be a WordPress plugin, hosting cache, or Cloudflare. Be sure to clear those if it still appears the same. If you want to scan a site for its live social share information you can use a tool like

Method 2: The Old Method

If the first method didn’t work for you, don’t worry. There is an alternative method to clear the LinkedIn cache. Although this method is a bit more manual, it can still help you achieve the desired results. Follow these steps:

  1. Update the desired social preview image and title on your website.
  2. Reload the LinkedIn page where you want to share your link.
  3. Append a query string to the end of your link (URL).
    • For example, if the website link you are trying to share is, you can add ?v=2 to the end of the URL.
    • After adding ?v=2, your link should look like
    • Whenever you want to refresh the link preview, simply append a new query string such as ?v=3 or ?test=true to the link. This will prompt LinkedIn to consider it as a fresh request and display the latest preview information from your website.

By following these steps, you can ensure that LinkedIn displays the most up-to-date link preview for your content.

In conclusion, it can be frustrating when the link preview on LinkedIn shows outdated information or images. However, by utilizing LinkedIn’s Post Inspector or following the alternative method, you can clear the cache and ensure that your link previews reflect the changes you have made on your website. Now you can confidently share your content on LinkedIn, knowing that the link preview accurately represents your brand and message.

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