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Disable URL Link Previews in Messages for iOS & MacOS

Summary: From this article, we’ll show you how to disable URL link previews in messages for iOS &MacOS.

With the release of new iOS, we can preview the link or webpage URL which is within our Message app. It’s helpful to know the main content of this link without checking it, as the link may contain the title of this article. But some people don’t like it, because they think it will not protect their privacy as other people may see the preview link. Now due to this issue, we prepare this article and show you how to turn off URL link previews in Messages for iOS & MacOS.

How to Disable URL Link Preview in Messages for iOS

Now we’ll see how to do it, check below information with detailed steps.

Step 1. Open Message app on your iPhone, find the conversation you need to add link and need to disable URL link preview.

Step 2. Then place periods on both side of the link that you need to share, like “https://www.google.com/.” Then wrap the URL in period and send it as usual.

Step 3. When it’s sent, it will only show up with the link we add, like “google.com”, and we can open it with Safari normally. In this way, other people won’t see our link preview and know its content.

Backup Messages on iPhone

Our messages will be deleted occasionally as well as our other iPhone data, and in order to keep them safe, we’ll think about backup them on iTunes or iCloud, but they just don’t support us to do it selectively.

To backup messages selectively or only backup messages, we can come to iRefone for help. iRefone is a professional iOS data recovery software, it has two version, Windows version and Mac version. And it supports us to recover our data with three recovery mode, Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup and Recover from iCloud Backup.See its main feature below:

Support data like photos, videos, messages, contacts and more 
Three recover mode to get back lost data 
Extract data in iTunes and iCloud backup 
Preview data before recovery 
Easy to use with fast speed 
100% safe with data loss 

Now you can download and install the free trial version to have a try.

Step 1. Run iRefone, connect your iPhone with PC. Choose “Recover from iOS Device”, and tap on “Next”.

Step 2. Then we’ll enter the new interface with many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, find and click “Message” icon for example. And it will be scanned by the software.

Step 3. After scanning, you can preview and choose messages you need to backup, tap on “Recover to PC” to backup them.

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