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Your photos couldn't be uploaded – I can't publish photo to Facebook group taken from Google Drive

  • 17 May 2020
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Hi, I am trying to set up auto publishing to a Facebook Group using Google Calendar and Zapier. 

It almost worked but then I’ve got an error  "Your photos couldn't be uploaded. Photos should be less than 4 MB and saved as JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, HEIF or WebP files.".

 

I’ve tested every single link I have available and interesting thing, that it works for profile picture but not for the one saved in Google Drive folrer.

 

1. Owners Picture URL  (WORKS WELL)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/a-/AOh14GhGut384imXGOxh9k57aT-udO90ZR_kv0jOpjC_=s64

 

2. Photo, saved in Google Drive Folder. This is the whole overview of errors:

2.1. Parents Parent Link

https://www.googleapis.com/drive/v2/files/1HSuXikFNzaO6peWH7kjbu5BJa4ukSN0K

Error: The app returned "(#324) Missing or invalid image file".

 

2.2. Parents Self Link

https://www.googleapis.com/drive/v2/files/1rMkxnhsLp4jUmEQcvlZ7BfLzBm3-uNyB/parents/1HSuXikFNzaO6peWH7kjbu5BJa4ukSN0K

Error: The app returned "(#324) Missing or invalid image file".

 

2.3. Alternate Link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rMkxnhsLp4jUmEQcvlZ7BfLzBm3-uNyB/view?usp=drivesdk

Error: The app returned "Your photos couldn't be uploaded. Photos should be less than 4 MB and saved as JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, HEIF or WebP files.".

 

2.3.  Download URL 

https://www.googleapis.com/drive/v2/files/1rMkxnhsLp4jUmEQcvlZ7BfLzBm3-uNyB?alt=media&source=downloadUrl

Error: The app returned "(#324) Missing or invalid image file".

 

2.4. Embed Link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rMkxnhsLp4jUmEQcvlZ7BfLzBm3-uNyB/preview?usp=drivesdk

Error: The app returned "Your photos couldn't be uploaded. Photos should be less than 4 MB and saved as JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, HEIF or WebP files.".

 

2.5. Self Link

https://www.googleapis.com/drive/v2/files/1rMkxnhsLp4jUmEQcvlZ7BfLzBm3-uNyB

Error: The app returned "(#324) Missing or invalid image file".

 

2.6. Thumbnail Link

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_kyctiv7OlvApcZJmF3vjsIF4FwwjVi_5rQlr5QOhwHFfNXJR2n1HbdU_rGKu1LKqJTVpsig9Q=s220

Error: The app returned "(#324) Missing or invalid image file".

 

2.7. Web Content Link

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1rMkxnhsLp4jUmEQcvlZ7BfLzBm3-uNyB&export=download

Error: The app returned "Your photos couldn't be uploaded. Photos should be less than 4 MB and saved as JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, HEIF or WebP files.".

 

I even found previous issue from the community, the same issue but connected to Dropbox, but in this case I can’t change link, I can only use provided options (all of them I mentioned above) https://community.zapier.com/ask-the-community-3/post-photo-in-facebook-groups-not-posting-photo-696

 

I honestly don’t know what other options I have here to make it work, images that I use from Google Drive folder are less than 4 MB and saved as JPG or PNG

 

I would appreciate for your help. 

Valery

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Best answer by AndrewJDavison_Luhhu 18 May 2020, 12:56

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Solution was quite easy. 

When I don’t choose File Type it works using the link

thumbnailLink

 

BUT somehow, an image loose it’s quality on its way and its looks blur. So it work but it’s also doesn’t because of the quality

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@Valeria 

One of the fields from Google Drive should be:

“File: (Exists but not shown)”

Try mapping that - although it doesn’t look like a URL, it actually is and Facebook should upload it.