Another example is how notion handles links and turns them into preview cards. I think this may be doable with plugins, no?
Much of this metadata is already on most websites using the Open Graph Protocol. For more info see here:
- Rich Link Preview using the Open Graph Protocol - Slightly nerd
- The Open Graph protocol - Official site
Obsidian could pull this info by fetching the Open Graph Protocol tags. This is how Facebook, Twitter, iMessage, WhatsApp etc. generate previews when you share a URL.
I would love to see someday this feature available as a core feature or as a plugin. I come from Notion and I miss it a lot. The retrieved meta-information + the thumbnail helped me to scan pages with documentation and find exactly the link I was searching for in a visual way.
Related feature requests:
for internal links: Display customizable representation strings/icons instead of filename-only
It could be cool if someone with more experience with Obsidian plugins can let us know if is possible to customize this kind of markdown links.
As soon as we know how to do it, we can integrate it with this small React component I coded and it tries to replicate Notion thumbnails: