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The Sketchfab viewer is natively supported in Facebook posts. Just copy and paste a model URL into your post and it will be embedded like a video. You can use the full URL (like https://sketchfab.com/models/442c548d94744641ba279ae94b5f45ec ) and or the short URL (like https://skfb.ly/ArGr ). If one doesn't work, try the other!

Updating Facebook's cache

If the thumbnail, title, or other model metadata is incorrect when sharing a model to Facebook, there are some tools to refresh their cache.

To refresh an existing post, you can try the Refresh share attachment feature:

Facebook refresh share attachment

To refresh future posts and replace all the metadata, try the Debugger Tool:

Go to the Facebook Debugger Tool, enter the URL, and click Debug.

Sketchfab share 3d model on facebook

Then, click Fetch new scrape information.

Sketchfab share 3d model on facebook

Custom Page Tabs

You can also create custom embeds in a Page tab.

First, you need to add a Static HTML iframe tab. You can do that here. You should get to this screen:

Sketchfab 3d model share embed facebook

Click Add Static HTML to a Page and choose the Facebook page in which you want to add the Sketchfab tab.

Sketchfab 3d model share embed facebook

This will add a star Welcome tab to your Facebook page.

Sketchfab 3d model share embed facebook

Click on it, and choose the Static HTML app.

Sketchfab 3d model share embed facebook

Copy and paste the embed code of your Sketchfab 3D model in the index.html tab of the app. 

Sketchfab 3d model share embed facebook

Go back to your page and go to the edit settings of this tab.

Sketchfab 3d model share embed facebook

Edit the thumbnail image of the tab and its title.

Sketchfab 3d model share embed facebook

You now have a nice tab thumbnail.

Sketchfab 3d model share embed facebook

And a great interactive 3D preview in Facebook!

Sketchfab 3d model share embed facebook

Check out a live example on the Sketchfab Facebook page.

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