Some of you have already installed the new Palringo 7.7, and if this update is not with you yet it will be very shortly! So why should you be excited about it? It contains a couple of updates that we just cannot wait to share with you.
NEW REPUTATION ICONS
We’ve reworked the Reputation level icons for levels 1 to 11: you now have a unique icon for each level demonstrating a clear visual progression as you work hard to level up!
Want to see what’s in store when you get to the next level? Check out this Support page for the full list!
We’ve also have made messaging a richer and more visual experience by introducing URL previews – GIFs included, woop woop!
What is URL previewing, we hear you say? Here’s how it works and what is supported:
When you post a link (including image or GIF links) in a Palringo chat screen, you will now see a preview for the page. This will be a section, within your message, showing basic page information (depending on the nature of the URL), and perhaps a thumbnail picture.
WHAT CAN I POST?
Most links should make use of URL preview, including regular websites, or links to pictures, videos, social media and GIFs.
By sending a URL link of an image into a Group Chat or PM it will present the image under the link like shown below. You can tap the image to enlarge or tap the link to visit the website:
Everyone loves these little animated pictures, so paste a .gif link into the chat and see it come to life! Our screenshot here doesn’t show the animation, but believe us it’s there! Tap a GIF in the chat window to enlarge it, or tap the link to visit the website. Please remember to use one of our recommended websites** to see the preview.
- Website links
Pasting a web link into the group will show a preview of the website address, description and if it’s an official Palringo link, you’ll see the trusty Palringo logo. Please note that shortened links will function just the same as a full URL would! And, again, you can tap the link to visit the website:
HOW DO THE LINKS WORK?
There are three types of links: trusted, untrusted and unknown. The URL preview behaviour will vary accordingly:
- For whitelisted websites Palringo will always show a URL preview.
- For blacklisted websites you will see a warning that this link may be harmful.
- For unknown (not checked) web pages the URL preview will not be shown in chat.
- You can always turn URL Preview on/off in your settings.
- Previews even work for [your group] links!
** RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:
| *.giphy.com |
| *.imgur.CCTTTcom |
| *.palr.in |
| *.palringo.com |
| *.parlingo.com |
| *.tumblr.com |
| giant.gfycat.com |
HOW TO REQUEST A URL TO BE WHITELISTED
Just email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to mention “URL” in the subject of the email!