To our friends and family who are celebrating Christmas today, we have a small gift available to you now on our website. It’s nothing major, but something to show that we’re constantly working to improve the site experience for all of our loyal users. We have now enabled URL previews in object streams. This initial update will display preview text and images as downloaded automatically whenever you post a URL anywhere inside the body of any status update.
Status updates will now display URL details like the example below:
All you have to do is paste the URL of your story’s webpage into your status message. We will shorten it automatically and link users to the post with details that are downloaded behind the scenes. In future updates, we expect to allow you to select the best image to use for each URL during the posting process, but hey, this is a step in the right direction.
Merry Christmas everyone!