How to disable Link Preview in Outlook Web

Undoubtedly, Outlook.com is one of the best web-based email services that allows users to manage their email efficiently. Outlook On The Web version (OWA) has a very elegant user interface that makes a better environment for any email user. Today we will discuss the Link Preview feature and show you how to disable Link Preview in Outlook Web if you do not like it.

What is Link Preview in Outlook.com

While writing an email, sometimes we share links to various web pages including social media links, blog links, YouTube video, Slideshare presentation, etc. You may have noticed that after you paste the link in the email, it pulls data from that web page and displays it. This is the Link Preview feature.

For example, if you share an article URL, you will get the featured image, article title, domain name, and the meta description used on that page. Check out the following image for more information.

disable link preview in Outlook web

Sometimes, it seems to be useful since the recipient gets a preview of the web page before clicking the link or landing on that page. However, like I said before, it may make the email body look bad. Therefore, follow the following steps to disable this functionality of Outlook Web.

Disable Link Preview in Outlook Web

To disable Link Preview, open Outlook.com, and log in to your account. After that, you will see the Settings gear button on the top right corner. Click on it and select Options.

disable link preview in Outlook web

On the next page, navigate to Mail > Layout > Link preview. Or else, click here to directly go there.

disable link preview in Outlook web

By default, you will find a tick mark in the Preview links in email checkbox. Remove it and hit the Save button to apply changes. Following this, no link preview will appear while sharing any link.

In case, if you need the link preview back, you can head over to the same place and reverse the changes.

If you are a regular Outlook web user, you can check out these Outlook tips and tricks to get more out of it.

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