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Create a URL Preview Post

When you paste an article's URL into the content editor , that URL will automatically render as an image, displaying the title, summary, source, as well as the link. This makes for a much more engaging experience and allows users to get information about the linked content before deciding to navigate away from the stream.
Note: Preview URL relies on the corresponding website having OG (open graph) tags. Without these we can not generate a preview. 
 

Navigation
Dashboard > Any Live Stream > Write 
Permission Level
Any

  


How To Create a URL Preview Post in the Content Studio
 
1. Simply copy and paste the desired URL into the Rich Text Editor.  It will automatically generate the URL Preview before you publish the post.



2. You can add text around the URL Preview for additional context as needed.
3. You can also add edit and add styles to the URL preview text.
4. When finished, click Publish





 

How To Create a URL Preview Post in the Original Writer's Interface

 

***Note: You must be in the Quick version of the content editor. URLs will not render when Advanced tab is selected.

 

1. Copy and paste a URL into the content editor, ensuring that Quick tab is selected.

 

Note: To edit the Quick post, select Edit from the post's gear menu. For example, you can delete the image, leaving you with a stylized hyperlink.

 


Disable URL Preview 

Do you want to turn off the URL Preview function entirely?

1. Go to Global Settings by clicking Settings > Global Settings on the left sidebar.

2. Go to Stream Settings and click the checkbox next to Disable URL Preview posts. With this box selected, when a URL is posted in the content editor, no styling will be added and no preview generated. 

3. Click Save to update your preferences.

 

 

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