It would disclose people's IP-Addresses to those pages, which is not great. I wonder if you could integrate it with the mastodon client feature for URL-previews doesn't pull them from external pages.
@sheogorath @ConnyDuck @Tak The problem with opt-in is discoverability. My preference would be to have it opt-out, but to put the images behind another tap (like a CW image at the moment) by default, with a setting to remove the extra tap. After a few times of showing a preview image there could be an unobtrusive prompt to change that setting.
@ConnyDuck If it's unobtrusive enough (given space concerns) and since it's generally privacy-preserving (no external requests), I'd argue for following what Mastodon does.
Either way, I'll be enabling them since it offers useful context for links that folks provide without description. Having to open each toot to check if there's potentially a link preview winds up using more time.
@ConnyDuck It should be noted that these are the same previews you already see if you open the detailed view for a post today
@Tak @ConnyDuck Do I get it correct that this preview download (from the mastodon server (cache) happens currently only if I dive into the details, but then in #tusky11 would happen as soon as I view the timeline? Then please make this opt-in: there are folks with 8GB phones out here... happy for each byte _not_ prefetched. Or is there a config to cache into sdcard? That would be fine...
@ConnyDuck Honestly, as long as it has an option to disable and has no additional privacy implications, it doesn't really matter to me what the default is.
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