Modify existing branch link while maintaining meta tags
So I’m trying to generate links to be shared to facebook from within my ios app with a custom image and a specific meta tag:
<meta name=”medium” content=”image”>
Since this tag isn’t a <meta property… tag, I can’t use $custom_meta_tags to define it. So instead, I’m creating the links with an $og_url which branch will scrape for the tag (I’ve tried this using $fallback_url too fyi). That part is all good. But then following the public api (https://github.com/BranchMetrics/branch-deep-linking-public-api/blob/master/README.md#modifying-existing-deep-linking-urls ) I’m sending a PUT request to update the $og_image_url parameter. This is working fine. I get a response with the updated link. But now the link seems to have essentially refreshed, without the desired tag.
According to this: https://mobilegrowth.org/questions/question/how-to-get-branch-to-re-scrape-page-meta-tags/ tags scraped from $og_url are “hard coded” into the link at time of creation and updating the image with the described method should leave tags in tact. **what am I missing??** I’ve been banging my head against the wall for days on this before posting here so please help.
Thanks for posting the question. Can you please create a ticket for our integrations team here with all the details?