Global setting for Hide URLs by default

I click “Hide URL” on every image, video, link, etc that I post, and I don’t think I’m alone there. It’d be nice to make this an optional global default!


Hey winnie, that totally makes sense, and I’ll look into this as soon as I can. Thanks for posting it

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+1. I always use Hide URL and all my shortcuts that add links appended the hiding slug so I don’t have to deal with it every time.

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looking at this now,
there’d be a new user controls setting:

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should i make hiding urls the default?

posted as a discussion topic in:

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this is ready for testing at

paste urls let me know if anything breaks :slight_smile:

instead of a preference this will be the new global default behaviour

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nice! i like this as a default for sure


:articulated_lorry: i have a bunch of other little fixes in here so gonna ship it now
thanks for your feedback!

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Hello! Sorry to bump!

Here is a link that doesn’t work nicely with this behaviour:

When you paste it, Kinopio transforms it to:

To get card previews to work, I have to manually edit it to

I also recently clicked through to a site where the ?hidden=true caused the page not to load properly because it had some bad behaviour around handling the querystring, can’t remember the site though.

I think I’d like to be able to disable this setting as a preference :] But I know that’s annoying!

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i think i can fix the root problem for sus urls with .s in the name so a pref wouldn’t be needed. will reopen for now

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