I learned about Open Graph protocol

What it does ?

  • Open Graph Makes your website into rich "graph" objects.

  • Now, what I understand from it is that it provides us to add additional metadata to your website which makes it more rich on social media. For e.g you see the thumbnails of links in the Telegram - courtesy of OpenGraph

How ?

Information is added into the <head> tags. For e.g below is the metadata of one of my blogs

<meta property="og:description" content="A collection of C++ STL features (functions/libraries) which can be learned in 30 seconds or less" />
<meta property="og:title" content="30 Seconds of C++" />
<meta property="og:url" content="/30-Seconds-of-C++/" />
<meta property="og:image" content="/images/blog5.png"/>


Socila Media platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn, Telegram heavily use this meta info to render links, display images etc.

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