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ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 7,344 The Mix Elder
Heyy,

ive always wondered and i don’t know why ive never asked. But how do you put the link in a word. Like when i put a link i just put the link. But some people put it on the word/s so you can click on it. I think it makes it blue. How do you do that?

also while im speaking links i was wondering if youve found out why when some people post a link of like youtube it comes up as a the picture too and why for some its just the link?

thanks
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  • MikeMike Hummus-Fuelled Whovian Posts: 1,969 Staff Moderator
    Great questions @Shaunie. :)

    Shaunie said:
    ive always wondered and i don’t know why ive never asked. But how do you put the link in a word. Like when i put a link i just put the link. But some people put it on the word/s so you can click on it. I think it makes it blue. How do you do that?

    Hyperlinking can be done by highlighting the text you want to link, then clicking the chain button to the right of the emoji dropdown. Paste your link in there, click OK and your text should be underlined and in blue.

    Shaunie said:
    also while im speaking links i was wondering if youve found out why when some people post a link of like youtube it comes up as a the picture too and why for some its just the link?

    We're less sure about the YouTube embedding. For reasons we haven't been able to pin down, it simply seems to display the video for some people and just the link for others. We used to have a similar issue caused by a change in the URL being pasted but that's no longer the case. It's worked for me whenever I've tested it but I know that's not the case for everyone.

    That said, there will be a reason - we just haven't found it yet. If you find it does work for you sometimes, it would help us to know what setup it works with and what setup it doesn't (e.g. Chrome and android, Safari and iPhone, desktop and Explorer). If we know that, we might be able to find a workaround or look into fixing the issue. :)
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.
    Shaunie
  • Ed_Ed_ Posts: 145 Staff Moderator
    Hey @Shaunie

    Was chatting with @Mike and we *think* we have got to the bottom of the YouTube embed issue. It seems that some browsers automatically turn URLs into hyperlinks on Vanilla (We have seen this in Chrome) and so won't embed the video when you post. To get around this, you need to find the shortened YouTube URL which you can do by clicking the share button. It will then convert it to a YouTube video in the post. It should look something like this on YouTube:



    Happy embedding :3

    Ed
    "You've just got to carry what you can, Have the heart of a giant but know you're a man. Start small, grow tall."
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    ShaunieSkive
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