How to Clear LinkedIn Cache for Link Preview

When you do internet marketing on a daily basis, you have to learn little tricks to speed things up. Nobody is patient anymore in 2017, and frankly neither am I lol. I can’t wait around for things to update, I am already multitasking non-stop. I recently updated an older post with some fresh content and went to share it on LinkedIn. Not to my surprise the old information and thumbnail showed up. Check out these quick instructions below on how to clear LinkedIn cache and refresh your link preview.

Clear LinkedIn Cache

I have previously written how to clear Facebook cache, as well as Twitter cache. The same kind of thing happens with LinkedIn. If you share an older post or page it will grab the Open Graph tags to display the image and meta information. The problem is LinkedIn probably has your old tags cached on its system. So you need a way to refresh it.

Below is an example of a post I recently shared on LinkedIn. You can see it pulled the thumbnail and description, but this was the old information.

To fix this you simply need to add a query string to the end of the URL. For example, I changed the following:


It doesn’t matter what it is, and in fact the URL above will still work. This will then update the post information as LinkedIn can’t cache query strings. You can in fact then actually remove the query string, leaving your original URL, as LinkedIn will then have the up to date Open Graph tags. You can see below the new information that was now pulled from the same URL.

And that’s it! You have now cleared LinkedIn cache and your link preview should now be grabbing your most recent information. Just another little trick to add to your internet marketing toolbox. If this post was helpful, let me know below and share.

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34 thoughts on “How to Clear LinkedIn Cache for Link Preview”

  1. Does the same trick work with YouTube video URLs? It keeps pulling in an old, unwanted YouTube thumbnail when I attempt to share the video on LinkedIN.

    • I hadn’t tried it on YouTube videos yet and updating the LinkedIn cache, but it appears Sarah below had success with it. It should work as the URL will be new and it has to re-fetch the thumbnail.

  2. THAT is a slick little fix. Thank you!
    @JD I used it on a YouTube video posted on LinkedIn and it worked for me.

  3. Hi Brian,

    Thanks a lot for this awesome fix. I did it for LI and it worked (and later removed the query string and it still worked).

    However, the issue also exists for Skype Link previews, and while this solution ‘does work’ there as well, once i put the old url or remove the query string, it reverts back to showing old image.

    Any thoughts on that? Thanks.

  4. Oh my god! This trick is genius. I had this problem with a terribly wrong outdated preview picture in LinkedIn for ages and neither LinkedIn nor my website people could get it fixed – when it is indeed so very easy! Thanks a million times!

  5. Thank you! Although it’s not the best way to fix this (since you’re just giving Linkedin a new url), it’s better than nothing. :-)

  6. Thank you. I tried everything even og:image tag hardcoded in html of the page – but LN still had old info. THIS IS WORKING :) Magical “/?1” and it’s there.

    Thank you very much and cheers from Czech Republic.

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