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Text previews for links are ruining my workflow


Is anyone else hating the new text previews for links?

I work with web design and I need to be able to see the actual URL instead of the text preview. That's completely useless for me and my team. 

I'm also unable to copy and paste URLs, which is another issue when working with long lists of them.

I know of two workarounds for that (using code blocks or removing the https:// from the URL), but those are not ideal and really time consuming when you need to do it for many URLs.

Hopefully Trello will make possible to disable the text previews. I don't think that featured should be enabled by default. 

Unfortunately, if there is no option to disable that, my team and I will need to replace Trello. 


This is really, really bad. I spent 15 minutes this morning copying a team member's comment out of Trello and into an email to a client because I had to manually click each link, open in a browser, and copy that URL. 

Like Edouard likes this

Same story! I hate those link previews as I need to see the URL and not the meta title with an icon.

I wish I could disable that useless feature.

Like Edouard likes this

Has anyone found a way to disable these previews? Stupid feature!

Like Edouard likes this

I made a Chrome extension that prevents Trello from previewing your links:

It's completely free to use.

If you like what you see, check out my other Power-Ups at 🙂

Like dejanmarkovic likes this

This is a really frustrating problem that is changing Trello from a "tool I love" to a "tool that constantly irritates me and derails me from work".

I think it is a really poorly considered feature in most cases. If we want cutesy content in our cards we have ways to selectively put it there.

Even worse, the URLs referenced in our team's cards are largely login protected. That means Trello is going out of its way to take my meaningful text and replace it with a meaningless button (since they all convert to "Login Page").

Like Edouard likes this


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