Adding a link is a great way to share direct access to your web page with your recipients. However, the way that the link appears on the receiver's device, depends solely on that device. Most newer mobile devices today will show a mini preview of what the link will display but it is not necessarily within our control.
What's the difference between hyperlinks and URL links?
A hyperlink is a link that’s activated by clicking on a specific highlighted word or phrase. A regular link is simply the entire web URL, not embedded in any text.
Can I send hyperlinks?
In regards to hyperlinks, you may have seen this capability via email but this type of technology has yet to be configured for mass text messaging. Therefore, you won't be able to send a link that it embedded in a word, phrase or image.
However, if you are sharing a phone number or mailing address for example, most devices will create a hyperlink if the device of the recipient has this capability enabled on their phone. You can also still share direct links to websites if you wish, but again it depends on the device as to whether they will see a preview of the link or if it is clickable.
Expanded previews of a link may show depending on the device. Again, most new or updated devices will have a link expansion feature that shows a preview of the web page or media you are sharing. Since this is dependent upon the recipient's device, it is recommended to add the link to the beginning or end of the text you are sending. This will most likely get a preview of the link to show. If it does not show, the recipient may have to enable this feature on their device. In any situation, the regular link will still show and the recipient will be able to click on it.
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