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A feature of Stack Exchange chat, "oneboxing", automatically inlines some links that are posted on a single line by themselves.

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Which links and sites are handled specially (oneboxed) in chat?

There is a special linking to some sites in chat, also known as "onebox". What is the full list of supported and integrated sites? Return to FAQ index
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What sites should have hyperlinking (onebox) support in chat?

Some sites are integrated to chat . What additional sites should the chat support? One suggestion per answer.
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Site oneboxes are often white, invisible

Oneboxing of site links is often not visible, especially on beta sites: Many sites, like Ask Ubuntu and Sharepoint also have predominantly white logos in oneboxes. These images should have a ...
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Wikipedia Chat One-Boxing doesn't always pick the correct image from the article

This is Where does the chat get the thumbnail on Wikipedia links from? turned into a bug post Someone was complaining their head felt heavy in chat so I decided to link them to a possible solution: ...
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Allow me to marry text to a onebox in chat

Currently, oneboxing requires that the URL be the only thing in a chat message. If additional text is added with the url in the same chat message, oneboxing won't work. If other people are chatting, ...
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Add support for secure Wikipedia pages to Onebox

I use HTTPS Everywhere in Firefox, and so all of my requests to Wikipedia (among other sites) get automatically re-directed by the browser to their secure site. This gives me headache when I want to ...
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Numbers mysteriously stripped from inlined Wikipedia articles in chat

Case in point. For those too lazy to click, the original Wikipedia article reads: The Mariana Trench [...] is currently estimated to be up to 10,971 m (35,994 ft) deep. [...] The trench is about 2,...
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Add chat oneboxing support for comment links

Since we have direct links to comments now, IMHO it would only be fair for comment links in the chat to be treated on the same level as question and answer links. (This question feels kinda empty, ...
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Overrides/preferences for chat oneboxing

Chat oneboxes kind of a lot of things - many SE features, images, twitter feeds, etc. This is a great feature. However, sometimes it's not so great. Many times I find myself in the position where ...
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Oneboxing a onebox from a different chat server generates a weird URL

So if you try to onebox a onebox from a different chat server, this weirdness happens. Basically, it generates this URL: https://chat.stackexchange.com//stackoverflow.com/questions/25609915/php-sql-...
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ThinkGeek onebox support for chat

I think it would be fun to have ThinkGeek products onebox in the chat system. We already Have other shopping sites like Amazon there, and this site is directed towards 'geeks'. Albeit this wouldn't ...
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"define:" oneboxing selects completely bogus data

I found this weird word, "burke", and decided to check it out. It turned out it was an alternative spelling of "berk". This is what define: berk in chat expanded to: So, according to that, "berk" as ...
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Make chat oneboxing smaller and less obnoxious - click to enlarge instead

From what I've seen, the majority of oneboxes are for inane things such as image macros, question dumping, and twitter quotes. Now, don't get me wrong, I enjoy this stuff quite often, but not when it'...
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Twitter Oneboxing in chat appears broken

Twitter Oneboxing in chatrooms appears to be broken at the time of posting. Pasting a Twitter link in chat does not change the chat message to a onebox of the tweet in question.
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Display onebox title in starred/pinned messages list

When a message containing a onebox is starred or pinned, the star list displays the original URL in a hyperlink. Instead of a URL, the text should be a descriptive label depending on what kind of ...
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Rotten Tomatoes OneBox for specific movie request

Riding on how we now have a Movie Stack Exchange, I would like to request for a OneBox feature for Rotten Tomatoes for chat. Doing a quick 5-min mock-up using Chrome's dev editor, I came up with a ...
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Chat room links with text after them get converted into one-boxes

Whenever you post some link that usually converts into one-box, if there's any text after it (space character between the link and text) then it doesn't get converted. Except for chat room links. Try ...
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XKCD oneboxing over HTTPS [duplicate]

When posting an xkcd link in chat, it doesn't get oneboxed when using the https version of the URI: http://xkcd.com/660/ vs https://xkcd.com/660/ The first one gets oneboxed, but the latter just ...
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Limit the size of images uploaded into chat

I noticed that in some chatrooms there can often happen to be uploads of rather large images, usually animated GIFs. Now of course I don't want to inhibit anyone's right to upload images into chat, ...
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Gist oneboxing in chat is broken again.

I attempted to paste a link to a Gist in chat: https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/9098399#9098399 As you can see, neither URL is working, even though they both should: Gist support for ...
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Make chat onebox HTTPS links

When I paste a link like http://www.xkcd.com/975 on chat, it promptly oneboxes the comic. However if I post the HTTPS version of that https://www.xkcd.com/975 it doesn't. This is true for all other ...
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The Amazon is huge, but that doesn't mean the oneboxes need to be

Recently, animuson was dissatisfied with his clock. Therefore, one of our illustrious members sought out an Amazon link to a clock that would solve all of animuson's needs. And this happened: It's ...
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Disable GIF Auto Play in chat

I think that having the user to click the GIF to play it in chat when oneboxed, would make the experience more user-friendly and bandwidth-friendly. Can this be implemented here? I saw it on a few ...
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Oneboxing a Stack Exchange post using HTTPS does not work

When you post a link from Stack Exchange into the chatbox using HTTPS, the link does not onebox. However, if you change the link to HTTP, it works. See the screenshot below: HTTPS URLs should onebox, ...
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Ability to minimize oneboxes in chat [duplicate]

Often times chatrooms can get overrun by oneboxes. Room owners and mods can move irrelevant oneboxes to a bin but sometimes these messages are relevant and shouldn't be binned. It would be really ...
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3D Printing posts do not onebox in chat

Posting a link to a post on 3D Printing site, for example https://3dprinting.stackexchange.com/q/5736, does not produce a onebox in chat. I suppose it's because the chat does not expect there could ...
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Let any site onebox with <meta> tags

Oneboxing is a handy feature in chat for quickly previewing links, but the list of supported sites is very small, and occasionally boxes for sites such as Wikipedia can break and fetch any image/text. ...
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support for oneboxing OpenGraph data in the chats

I had originally asked for ThinkGeek products to be oneboxed and the answer provided made me wonder why support for oneboxing OpenGraph data in the chats does not exist? At the moment we get ...
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Wikipedia oneboxing only works for languages with a two-letter code

While idly chatting over at Software Recommendations (boring room name, I know. Anyone have any better ideas?), we noticed that Simple Wikipedia articles (like this one) don't onebox. There just shown ...
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Secure Wiki Oneboxes don't link to secure Wikipedia pages

Thank you very much for adding support for secure Wikipedia pages in Onebox. However, I've noticed that secure Wiki links get converted to normal links when they're Oneboxed. Can this be fixed?
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Wikipedia onebox is dropping random text

Random text is getting dropped from Wikipedia oneboxes. See this example. Screenshot: This occurs regardless of HTTP/HTTPS and of whether a redirect URL is entered into chat. I initially thought the ...
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Chat onebox kills referral link

Today, I just realized that when you onebox a link in chat, the referral tail is removed. For example, if I try to onebox http://meta.stackexchange.com/q/9134/178438, it links to http://meta....
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What determines whether a feed item becomes a post onebox in chat?

I am testing a feed that consists of comments posted by selected users. When the feed is used in a chatroom, some items get posted as intended, with the author and text of the comment: Others ...
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Special symbols break oneboxing in chat

It appears that the onebox (and link-detecting, for that matter) mechanism is broken by special symbols (see here). For example, the URL https://stackapps.com/questions/2177/stackexchange™-...
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SE blog onebox image overflows

When oneboxing SE blog post, the image overflows: The image is too tall, and there's a strange white border around it… (taken from the blog image) When hovering over it, it becomes even more clear ...
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Add support for .gifv format in chat onebox

Recently Imgur announced to drop the legacy GIF format with the new GIFV format. Why GIFV? It's lightweight Being a video format, it also allows more flexibility like not autoplaying or autoloading ...
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Chat oneboxing support for Soundcloud?

This is a bit of a silly request, but since SE has recently been posting their Podcasts on soundcloud, I feel like I now have a legitimate reason to bring this up. Would implementing oneboxing ...
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HTTPS urls don't onebox in chat [duplicate]

When posting an HTTPS url like https://stackoverflow.com/..., it does not onebox in chat. For example: https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/12317079#12317079
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Oneboxing OEIS entries

In math.SE as well as in codegolf.SE we quite often use OEIS (Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences), which the standard reference for sequences in combinatorics and number theory. I think - and ...
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Can we add chat oneboxing support for arXiv preprints?

SE chat has a support for oneboxing non-SE links like Wikipedia, I was hoping that this support could be extended to arXiv. For those that are not familiar with arXiv, it is a website/service that ...
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Move starred onebox images to separate section in starred message list (aka StarScript)

We on Anime&Manga like images in chat, but we also like to still see relevant content in the starred chat message list. We just installed a chat bot that posts anime pictures from time to time and ...
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Oneboxing has suddenly become too eager (aka oneboxing links formatted as code)

Here are a few examples of something I just noticed today, none of which previously became oneboxes: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/info/240/the-nineteenth-byte asdfasdf This is a link to ...
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Can we make oneboxing optional on mobile chat?

As the title says. It'd be nice to have oneboxing optional on mobile chat, especially if it were something like click/tap-to-reveal. Why? Well... my data plan is crying at the tens-of-MB GIFs that get ...
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XKCD onebox broken in new mobile chat

Since the interface is not beta anymore, let's open a bug that's bothered me for a while :-) The xkcd onebox isn't responsive at all. Half of the comic will be too far on the right. Probably a small ...
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Amazon oneboxing broken in chat

It seems like Amazon oneboxing in chat is broken completely at the moment. Even tried links that previously oneboxed that don't onebox any more. Here are some test links: https://chat.stackexchange....
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Can we onebox TVTropes?

Because, you know, that would be fun: Perhaps only in Gaming/SciFi/TV&M?
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Bookmark onebox is hiding the reply arrow

When posting a direct reply in chat, there is an arrow indicating this, which links to the replied message. However, when the reply is a bookmark link, the bookmark onebox is swallowing the arrow: To ...
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Add Wiktionary to Chat Onebox

Chat already oneboxes Wikipedia links, so it would surely be quick and easy to add support for other MediaWiki sites. I'd particularly like to see Wiktionary added. Please.
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Gist oneboxing does not work when username is included

Gist oneboxing fails to work when the url of the gist is like this: https://gist.github.com/nathan-osman/4942570 (see here) But they work fine when the url is like this https://gist.github.com/4942570 ...
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Onebox suggested edits/revisions in chat

A picture is worth a thousand words: I would find it helpful to get a quick diff, the edit summary and any retagging in the onebox. Usually this would be enough to tell why the mentioner wants to ...
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