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Whatsapp thumbnail preview, help

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:28 pm
by ngaia
Is it posible to make thumbnail preview in whatsapp when sharing post link?

I saw some blogs link have picture preview in whatsapp

Re: Whatsapp thumbnail preview, help

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:11 pm
by Mick
Please explain some more, what do you mean by a thumbnail preview of a post link in Whatsapp? Is this to do with phpBB? A screen cap would help.

Re: Whatsapp thumbnail preview, help

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:43 pm
by ngaia
here is example
22014535_1910172568999237_771583318_n.png
this is my link, i attached picture in this post, but in whatsapp it doesnt show picture preview
22016401_1910172672332560_632554928_n.png
blog link shows preview with picture

Re: Whatsapp thumbnail preview, help

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:10 pm
by Brf
I doubt phpBB has any control over what Whatsapp is showing for links.

Re: Whatsapp thumbnail preview, help

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:22 pm
by Steve
You will possibly need to add the facebook/whatsapp Open Graph meta tags, There is a ton of info on Google about it.

Re: Whatsapp thumbnail preview, help

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:11 pm
by ngaia
Steve wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:22 pm
You will possibly need to add the facebook/whatsapp Open Graph meta tags, There is a ton of info on Google about it.
Can you please tell me where and how to add in phpbb?

Re: Whatsapp thumbnail preview, help

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:34 pm
by janus_zonstraal
In the overall_heather.html of your style.

Re: Whatsapp thumbnail preview, help

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:42 pm
by ngaia

Code: Select all

<meta property="og:title" content="Article Title"/>
<meta property="og:description" content="Article Description (One or Two sentences)"/>
<meta property="og:type" content="article"/>
<meta property="og:url" content="http://example.com/link/to/article"/>
<meta property="og:site_name" content="Site Name"/>
<meta property="og:image" content="http://example.com/image/src.jpg"/>
since i only need it for picture preview, do i need to all of this lines or just <meta property="og:image" content="https://storyfb.com/image/src.jpg"/>

Re: Whatsapp thumbnail preview, help

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:44 pm
by janus_zonstraal
Only the image

Re: Whatsapp thumbnail preview, help

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:36 pm
by ngaia
i added this code in overall_header.html but it doesnt work

Re: Whatsapp thumbnail preview, help

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:16 pm
by stevemaury
Did you purge the cache from the ACP and purge the browser cache?

Re: Whatsapp thumbnail preview, help

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:28 pm
by ngaia
stevemaury wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:16 pm
Did you purge the cache from the ACP and purge the browser cache?
yes i did

Re: Whatsapp thumbnail preview, help

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:49 pm
by Ger
When I look at your site, I don't see the OGP data:
view-source:https://www.storyfb.com/

So there is something missing.

Re: Whatsapp thumbnail preview, help

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:11 pm
by RMcGirr83
Probably due to the cloud flare stuff that is active on that forum.

Re: Whatsapp thumbnail preview, help

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:34 am
by ngaia
phpbb forum also no preview thumbnial in whatsapp
viewtopic.php?f=641&t=2439891&p=14833616#p14832366