Understand link previews

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When you add a URL to a conversation in Wire, link previews display a visual preview and brief description of the link. 

Link previews are generated on the sender's side. When you receive a link preview, your contact has sent both the link and the image in its preview. Your Wire app does not have to connect to the website to fetch any data.

To disable this feature:

  • On desktop:

    1. Select Settings:


    2. Click Options


    3. Untick Create previews for links you send:


  • On Mobile:

    In the conversation list:

    1. Select your profile in the upper left.
    2. Select Settings.
    3. Select Options.
    4. Untoggle Create Link Previews.


    On Android:

    You cannot see link previews and change the setting at the moment on Android devices. The feature will be available again during 2023.

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