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Add-on Inline Link Expander (Facebook / Slack style)

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by SmugAaron, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. SmugAaron

    SmugAaron Member

    Is there an add-on that does link expansion, within the body of the text of the thread, similar to how Facebook and Slack handle links?

    I see there are a number of add-ons that add a pop-up window, but those aren't very pleasant.

    It would be great if the add-on could take a link, provide the preview image and the summary text all within the body of the thread. I couldn't seem to find one....
  2. I second the motion! NodeBB has one based on embed.ly and the developer said it was easy to write.

    You embed an URL for, say, an Apple watch and instead of getting a link you have to click on, you get a preview like this inline:

    It makes it so easy to read posts from sites like Reddit, WordPress (they have a plugin), BoingBoing, etc.

    An alternative to embed.ly might be:

    (See how nice it would have been for that link to auto embed a preview so you don't have to click on it?)

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