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Wikimedia links shared on Twitter will now show a preview.
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This is a friendly note to let editors know about a positive change that impacts how Wikimedia content is shared on social networks. This change applies to all wikis.

Previously sharing a Wikipedia link on Twitter was not a joyful experience. The link was shared without an image.

image.png (216×1 px, 39 KB)

Now a preview is shown:

Screen Shot 2021-03-01 at 5.13.36 PM.png (910×1 px, 326 KB)

No action is needed, but if you notice anything broken when sharing to a social media platform please feel free to comment on this ticket or on [[User talk:Jon (WMF)]].

When testing this feature please note that you may need to purge the cache of a shared page before you can see the new preview.

Please also note, that no description currently shows and this is tracked in T142090. There is no need to report this.

Thank you to WMDE for your help with finally making progress on this one! In particular @thiemowmde @Ladsgroup and @awight
More background can be found on T157145

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