How do you enable Twitter Summary Card Large Image format on HubSpot Blogs

Occasional Contributor

Hi folks,

Currently our shares to Twitter are producing the standard summary card image, which is more of a thumbnail.

 

Example:

https://twitter.com/arbeitsoftware/status/875032049450721280

 

How do I enable Twitter's Large Image format on blog articles?

 

Example:

https://dev.twitter.com/cards/types/summary-large-image

 

Thanks in advance,

Adam

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Community Manager

Hi @arbeitmarketing

When youre sharing blog posts from HubSpot, it will automatically pull a featured image as a thumbnail into the post if you've got one set in the blog post. If you'd like to attach an image seperately (larger), then you can add an image seperately. I've included a gif below:

Attach Image to Tweet.gif

Then, it will produce an image on twitter that looks like this:

Nicole_Brenner___nicoleb_wes__on_Twitter.png

 

 

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Occasional Contributor

Hi Nicole, that I know. But it's a hack/workaround to the real issue. Why doesn't HubSpot support Twitter's 'Summary Card with Large Image' format natively on blog pages?

 

https://dev.twitter.com/cards/types/summary-large-image

 

Adam

 

 

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Community Manager

The way our platform is designed now, we use the same twitter code on every blog post, and for consistency we always use the regular twitter card. Making this change is technically possible but would require our team to make some changes to our platform, and would require us either to automatically detect the image size, or to allow users the option to change it.

 

I would recommend checking out our idea forum. I found this existing idea (https://community.hubspot.com/t5/HubSpot-Ideas/Edit-Blog-Post-Head-Data-Individually/idi-p/12092) that would require a lot of the same changes and could potentially allow this to be supported, so I would recommend voting for this idea and adding your suggestion below as a comment. You're also welcome to create your own idea, but those with the most votes hold more weight, so whenever possible just adding context to an existing idea can help support what our other customers are looking for. 

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Occasional Contributor

Thanks for the link to the idea forum. However, it should be a trivial change to globally enable Large Image format Summary Cards on HubSpot blogs. I can't imagine a user would prefer the existing thumbnail format over Large Image.

 

That said, I hope HubSpot will consider enabling Large Image without a workaround or hack.