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

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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 .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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Which links and sites are handled specially 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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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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One-box repositories, issue tickets and such on GitHub in the chat

GitHub links are posted in chat quite frequently, but the support of the appearance is somewhat poor: <html><head><link rel="stylesheet" href="http://cdn-chat.sstatic.net/chat/css/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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: http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/12317079#12317079
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Chat oneboxes Github gists too big

Case in point: gist in C++ chat. It fills the whole screen. Or, as DeadMG puts it: whoah, giant wall'o'text I suggest reducing the max-height by half, i.e. 300px. That should be enough.
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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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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: http://chat.stackexchange.com//stackoverflow.com/questions/25609915/php-sql-...
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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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Oneboxing on links — let us make plugins?

There's a handful of sites that turn into nice looking boxes when we paste links in -- Such as SE questions, youtube videos, Wikipedia. Could we extend a scheme to room owners that enables us to ...
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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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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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Reduce how finnicky YouTube oneboxing is in chat

I recently posted a link to this YouTube video in chat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=ieFVN-PKLSA Here's the link to the message in chat that didn't onebox: http://chat.stackexchange.com/...
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Stackoverflow.blog posts not oneboxing

Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow blog posts are supposed to onebox, as per this meta post but it looks like anything with the .blog TLD doesn't onebox anymore. (See this chat message for an example). ...
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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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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 ...
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YouTube Mobile Links in Chat Not Oneboxed Correctly

Recently, I have been chatting on my mobile device more frequently, and have noticed a slight error in the way that thumbnails of Oneboxed videos are displayed. I tried to post a mobile video, using ...
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Include YouTube video title in OneBox

Could we get the YouTube video title added to OneBox in chat? This could either be on a line underneath the video preview, or a tooltip on the image similar to the way we get XKCD tooltips. It's ...
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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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Why do I have godlike gist powers?

I thought chat oneboxed gists. And in fact, it does. I oneboxed gist #5363882 some minutes ago. Someone was surprised at that, and gave it a try—his link didn't get oneboxed. And then the Lounge<...
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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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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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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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Short post links with a trailing slash don't onebox in chat

Post links of the form http://{site}/q/{PostId}/ and http://{site}/a/{PostId}/ do not onebox in chat. I think they should. (Origin of such links: I'm in the habit of deleting UserId from short links, ...
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Oneboxing is broken with the new blog

Good news: we have a new blog! Bad news: this kinda broke oneboxing... Can chat be updated to accommodate for the new blog?
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Pasting permalink to deleted chat message reveals deleted content

In Chat, if you delete a message, and then paste a permalink to that message, the onebox will show the full content of the "deleted" message. This works for non-moderators (verified on chat.SO). It'...
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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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Onebox Google+ posts in chat?

Please support oneboxing of Google+ posts in chat, like it is done for Twitter posts. Why it would be useful A naked link does not give users any hint of what the post might be about. Seeing the ...
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Allow image description text in chat, so that starred images have meaningful text description

Right now only link-only messages can get oneboxed into 300×300px images. If you add any text before or after an image link, it's not oneboxed. The main site markdown: ![fascinating optics phenomenon]...
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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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Incorrect path to Wikipedia favicon in chat onebox

In Stack Exchange Chat, the wikipedia icon does not show up correctly in the onebox: I checked the code on the Stack Exchange chat page and it points to //en.wikipedia.org/favicon.ico. This doesn't ...
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MyAnimeList onebox for Anime&Manga chat

How about MyAnimeList onebox? It's a comprehensive source of all important information on any anime including: User rating (very reliable, most recomend MAL for anime ratings, like IMDB for movies) ...
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facebook.stackoverflow.com links are not oneboxed in chat

When pasting a URL (http://facebook.stackoverflow.com/questions/###) into chat, I see the "working" indicator image for a second or two, but a onebox is not created. Editing the post and removing ...
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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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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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Can we onebox TVTropes?

Because, you know, that would be fun: Perhaps only in Gaming/SciFi/TV&M?