Adding Images and Videos

Images

Direct Uploading

Click the image icon at the bottom of any comment box and choose which file you'd like to upload. You can also drag an image file directly into the comment box.

Click the + icon to attach images

  • Max file size is 2 MB
  • Supported image formats: JPG, JPEG, GIF, and PNG

Rich Media Linking

Within your comment, paste the URL of the direct image file you’d like to include (e.g. https://helloworld.com/funny.png). You should see a thumbnail appear if the image was detected. When you post the comment, the image is embedded in your comment.

We support embedding rich media links from the following services:

  • Youtube
  • Vimeo
  • Twitter (tweets)
  • Facebook (status, video, photo)
  • Instagram (photo only)
  • Giphy
  • Imgur
  • Google Maps
  • Soundcloud
  • Vine

How does it work?

Type your comment and copy and paste the URL of the media you’d like to include into the compose box. You can still use the image icon to upload still images from your computer.

When you click the post button, we’ll include the media in the post itself. This means that you can watch the videos your friends reference without leaving the comment screen.

How do I turn it off?

Hiding Embedded Media

We understand that sometimes you’re not in the mood to check out lots of images and videos, so we’ve added the ability to hide media. To do this, click the gear icon at the top right above the comment stream, and select “hide media.”

This will hide all media items behind a link. Please note that if you go to another site and don’t want to see media, you’ll have to select this setting again.

After you’ve hidden media, your thread will look something like this, and you’ll be able to view media links one at a time by clicking the media link next to the comment.

Alternative link to Embedded Media

For publishers:

If you allow your users to upload content or include media links in their posts, we encourage you to update your community guidelines. Rich media is a powerful tool for communication, and sometimes it can be abused. Setting clear expectations for commenting behavior can help ensure your readers have a positive commenting experience.

If you’re not seeing rich media at all on your site, you may not have media turned on. To do this, go to your publisher settings, and select the checkbox next to “enable media attachments.”

Disable media attachments

To disable, uncheck the box next to “enable media attachments.” Please note that it is not possible to disable certain types of media. Disabling and enabling applies to all rich media included in this feature.

F.A.Q.

What should I do if someone posts inappropriate content (YouTube, Twitter, etc)?

Flag the comment and report it to the site moderator. You can also block the user if you no longer want to see their comments.

Removing attachments

Removing attachments is not currently available. Please contact the moderator of the website if you'd like to have your comment removed permanently.

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