Hide Link Previews in chat messages

Description

Hello, we utilize Rocket Chat for some work things. Basically I have a trigger message occurring that has some links and I’d just like to disable the link previews for these messages.

See message here: https://imgur.com/1jbsTg2

When a user clicks the “I got this button”, those messages get deleted from the channel and placed into a “history” channel, which simply contains a timestamp and the name of the user who clicked the button (along with the text and links). It also displays the link previews in that channel.

We just want to disable them for those 2 channels entirely. If it’s a thing that can be done via the rest API then that’s fine too.

Thank you!

Server Setup Information

  • Version of Rocket.Chat Server: 3.4.2 (we will be updating to 3.5.0 this Friday)
  • Operating System: Ubuntu 20.04
  • Deployment Method: SNAP
  • Number of Running Instances: 1
  • DB Replicaset Oplog: Unknown
  • NodeJS Version: v10.19.0
  • MongoDB Version: v3.6.14
  • Proxy: CADDY
  • Firewalls involved: SonicWall

Any additional Information

Well I’ve discovered this can be done via:
Administration -> Message -> Embed Link Previews (Off).

But this apparently disables all link previews across all channels and messages. Does solve my issue, but in a very poor way.

I guess the feature I want is simply unsupported at this time.

Another update:

You can disable embedded link previews on specific users. So this is much better.

Administration->Message->Disable Embed for Users.