When a customer sends a message from a client app that includes a link, Link preview enables to provide a preview text or a thumbnail image of the link. In this way, a sender and a receiver of the message can be aware of what they're going to see before they open the link.
Provide a link preview
To provide a link preview by updating a message, every user message sent from a customer's client app should be checked if it includes any URLs.
Implement the following code snippet to extract the URL from a customer's message. Use the
getUrlPreview() method to pass the extracted URL to Sendbird server. When the server sends the parsed data, set it as a
JSON object and stringify the object. Then, pass the stringified
JSON object as an argument to a parameter in the
As a result, the original message is updated with a link preview through the
onMessageUpdated() method of the channel event handler, and a sender and a receiver of the message can see a link preview on their app or a web.
onMessageUpdated() method of the channel event handler, you can find the data for a link preview in the
message.data property as below: