How do you add images to the feed for a post?

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I tried using cover_image in the metadata. That applied an image to the post itself, but the image didn't appear in feeds for that image. For example, images appear like the following:

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Is there something additional you need to do in order to make this happen?

Here are my guesses:
1.) Cover images need to fix certain width/height constraints to appear in the feeds
2.) Images need to be approved to appear in the feeds
3.) There's another metadata tag I need to add to posts.

Any help would be appreciated.

For additional context: Here's a screenshot of my post with the cover_image.

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Here's a screenshot of my post in the feed:

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So the way this works is, if your post is at the top of the list on the homepage
(which is slightly random) - your cover photo will be shown.

However, if you post a video (ours was a video snippet), then a thumbnail of the video is always shown. I guess this is to signify that the post is a video.

Hope that helps!

 
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