Turn off, "Automatically generate a preview of links"
The "Automatically generate a preview of links" option is turned off in "Settings", "Writing email". However a a preview picture is is being generated anyway. The picture can not be deleted. Grrrrr.
Eugene M. Lisansky commented
Incredibly annoying!! Even though this "feature" is turned off in Settings, the preview pops up in an email anyway, and is impossible to delete. It also CHANGES the link text to the NAME of the linked page, rather than its URL. So unprofessional... and has not worked correctly in well over a YEAR!!!
Catherine Annis commented
Same here. Doesn't happen in my husband's account. Have it switched off in preferences for a reason - it's totally unhelpful - people need to see the words so they can find the link in future. Horrible function
I am having the same problem. Automatically Generate A Preview of Links is turned off, but when I write mail with a link, it is still generating a preview of the link, and putting in the name of the link rather than just posting the clickable link. I am using Firefox Quantum 67.0 (64 bit) as my browser. Please fix this problem.
I think "new and improved" Yahoo "experience" is horrible. I want to switch back to classic Yahoo Mail which I like much better, but it keeps giving me a pop-up that says I have to switch to the new version.
Chris Berresford commented
Same here. Settings > writing emails > automatically generate a preview of links is OFF, but when I paste a link the preview shows up nonetheless. It is so annoying and cumbersome. And you can't delete it! Fix this and/or have a way to delete the preview.
FYI - I found a workaround, which is to create a new email, add some random text before and after where you want to paste the link, then paste the link. The preview doesn't show. But it's annoying having to resort to this workaround. Fix the issue with the setting.
I concur. The option to turn off a link preview is not working. It is still showing the the email anyway.
Mark Jones commented
Same here. "Automatically generate a preview of links" is currently disabled within my settings area yet this selection currently has no effect on whether link previews will be generated with every link. These link previews are REALLY! REALLY! annoying and require that I do extra work getting rid of the extra preview content with every url I choose to add to an email.
(Chrome Browser, Windows 7)
David Fratalia commented
Same issue here. It was off to begin with, so I tried flipping the switch anyway, and it still generated a preview, so I switched it off again, and STILL got a preview whenever I pasted a link into an email.
Riani Fitria commented
I also have the same issue here. The turned-off preview link was working until a few days ago, and then it started to autogenerate preview of links again. I've turned it off twice now, and it's still autogenerating preview. And every time I checked the settings to turn it off, it is actually already off. So I need to turn it on and off again, just to make sure.
I used Microsoft Edge 42.17134.1.0 on Win 10, and also google chrome on Win 7. The issue happened on both PCs.
free battman commented
Agree, I have same issue (Chrome v72.0.3626.81 & Firefox v65). I often include links and these previews destroy my format. I've toggled "Automatically generate a preview of links" - no effect, disabled all Ad Blockers - no effect, refreshed session - no effect. Even after removing my links, the preview images remain and can't be removed... ridiculous! I'll happily volunteer to be a Beta tester if I thought Yahoo would actually take action on my feedback.
Jennifer Russell commented
This is why I refused to switch to this "new and improved" Yahoo "experience" - I have hated this "feature" in the Android app since my first smartphone ....
Hard to believe there are 688 other feedback items ranked higher than this one .... this has been posted 2 weeks, would be nice to see at least an ACKNOWLEDGEMENT from Yahoo that we have been HEARD...
I have used Yahoo as my primary personal email account for 12-15 years but have been planning to leave for something secure like ProtonMail due to the data breaches and Verizon acquisition ... this may have finally tipped the scales!