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URL preview in Google Chat

  • 31 May 2023
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Hi, I would like to know if it’s possible to send a url (which is an image) to Google Chat with Zapier and allow image preview. Something like below:

 

 

Any input is appreciated. Thank you

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Best answer by ken.a 31 May 2023, 05:22

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Hi there @fatin,

Welcome to the Community! 🎉

I'm sorry to inform you that currently, it's not possible to have hyperlinks in the "Message Text" field or have image URL previews and clickable links in the “Create Message in Google Chat” action.

While that's not something the app offers, other users are interested in having something similar, so much that it's already one of our feature requests. I've gone ahead and added your vote for this functionality. While I don't have an ETA on when this feature might be implemented, we will notify you via email if it is!

Meanwhile, Google Chat's in charge of this integration, so it can't hurt to send them a friendly nudge to let them know you'd like to see this feature added. Requests like this always carry a bit more weight when they come from customers rather than us.

Hopefully, this helps! 😊

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Hi there @fatin,

Welcome to the Community! 🎉

I'm sorry to inform you that currently, it's not possible to have hyperlinks in the "Message Text" field or have image URL previews and clickable links in the “Create Message in Google Chat” action.

While that's not something the app offers, other users are interested in having something similar, so much that it's already one of our feature requests. I've gone ahead and added your vote for this functionality. While I don't have an ETA on when this feature might be implemented, we will notify you via email if it is!

Meanwhile, Google Chat's in charge of this integration, so it can't hurt to send them a friendly nudge to let them know you'd like to see this feature added. Requests like this always carry a bit more weight when they come from customers rather than us.

Hopefully, this helps! 😊

 

Hi Ken, thanks a lot for your answer and for adding my vote for this functionality. I appreciate it. Looking forward for this feature to be available. Thanks

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Hi @fatin,

You are most welcome! I’m glad I was able to help adding your vote to the feature request.

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the Community. We’re always happy to help! 🤗

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I know this is an old post but since there seems to have been no movement, and this is the only result when searching for links, I wanted to provide a workaround for links that might help others. 

You can use HTML for links, so to link to zapier.com you can do either 

<a href=”https://zapier.com”>https://zapier.com</a> Which will display https://zapier.com

or 
<a href=”https://zapier.com” >Zapier</a>    Which will display Zapier

 

Unfortunately using HTML <img> tags does not seem to let you add images. 

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share that helpful workaround here, @will-talkatoo! 🤗

I can’t give any estimate as to when that feature request may be implemented by. But I’ve added your vote to it so we can contact you once it is. Thanks again! 😁

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