So far when adding links from 3rd party services to a Google Doc, we've either hyperlinked it to an existing text or (most likely) just pasted the pesky URL directly on the doc — leaving an underlined, blue-coloured, clickable thingy out there, as is.
Recently, Google Workspace Developers announced the ability to build 3rd-party smart chips for Google Docs — this meant we could now build add-ons that let Docs users preview links too!
Link Previews enables Google Docs users to convert URLs from multiple 3rd party tools (ex: HubSpot, Notion, Coda, Jira, GitHub, Figma etc.) into smart chips — that when hovered upon, displays relevant information without having to switch to that specific tool.
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