Dynamic social card with Vercel OG Image Generation

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In this quick tutorial, I will show you how to create an image like this one below using the Vercel Image Generation API for your social media posts


Inspiration from fullstackheroes.com

Vercel Image Generation API

To get started we need to install the @og/vercel package from npm

npm install @og/vercel

Next, create a new file called og-image.ts in the root of your project. This file will be used to generate the image.

import { ImageResponse } from '@vercel/og'

export const config = {
  runtime: 'edge',

export default function handler(req) {
  try {
    const { searchParams } = new URL(req.url)
    const website = 'phung.io'

    // dynamic params
    const title = searchParams.get('title')?.slice(0, 100)
    const published = searchParams.get('published')

    return new ImageResponse(
        <div tw="h-full w-full flex bg-white border-blue-500 border-[16px]">
          <div tw="flex flex-col justify-between w-full h-full p-20">
            <div tw="flex flex-col">
              <div tw="text-[32px]">{published}</div>
              <h1 tw="text-[64px]">{title}</h1>
            <div tw="flex flex-row">
                tw="w-20 h-20 rounded-full"
              <div tw="flex flex-col pl-8">
                <div tw="text-[32px]">Tuan Phung</div>
                <div tw="text-[24px] text-blue-700">{website}</div>
        width: 1200,
        height: 630,
  } catch (e) {
    return new Response(`Failed to generate the image`, {
      status: 500,

and then we can call our API with the following URL

const siteUrl = 'https://phung.io'

const encodedTitle = encodeURIComponent(title)
const encodedDate = encodeURIComponent(formatDate(publishedAt) + ' | ' + readingTime.text)

const autoOgImage = `${siteMetadata.siteUrl}/api/og?title=${encodedTitle}&published=${encodedDate}`

<meta property="og:image" content={url} key={autoOgImage} />
<meta property="og:url" content={autoOgImage} />

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