OpenGraph Image + Text Generator
Generate OpenGraph Images with Text for Twitter
Twitter/X recently changed how they display links in posts. In the past meta tags for title and description (or specific twitter meta tags) were used when displaying a link. Users would see the title and description underneath the image from the twitter:image or og:image tag.
Elon Musk didn't like the extra text and has removed the text so only the image is displayed.
The Problem for Developers, Bloggers or Content Creators
For websites, blogs and content creators this may cause a small headache as the images may not convey the content as well without the title and description. For APSquared's site BarGPT we didn't want to lose the name and description in our AI generated cocktails.
A simple solution we used for BarGPT was to use Vercel's OG Image generation. We got the idea thanks to this tweet. After seeing how cool this worked out we decided to make the solution available for others.
Here is an example of a Tweet using our solution:
How You Can Use It!
This is the best part, you don't need to do much to use our solution. We provide a simple url where you plugin an image, title and description and we generate an image to use in your meta tags.
Image URL Format
Note: The summary field is optional.
Here's an example of the URL you would use for this BarGPT cocktail:
Once you create that URL for you page/content you update your meta tags:
<meta property="og:image" content=URL/>
<meta property="twitter:image" content=URL/>
One additional feacture we have added is the ability to control how your image is stretched to fit the OG image size.
You can add a "fit" parameter with a value of either cover or contain to explore the different behaviors and what works best for your image.
Follow / Contact Us
That's basically it. If you have any questions you can reach out to us on Twitter. Hopefully this works out well for you. If you have any ideas on how to make this more helpful for you please reach out.
Be sure to follow us on Twitter for updates on this little project.