You can’t snag it because it is from Instagram.
They want you to be forced to view the rest of whatever they (i.e. Facebook) want to surround it with - like ads or whatever. And to track whomever views it too. It’s as bad as TikTok and Pinterest on hidden tracking.
@Cerridwyn Turn the phone sideways (landscape mode) before you post or hit the edit button.
Then it should open the dialog with the row of icons on the bottom. The one with the mountains (get it - a “picture”) will open another popup dialog where you paste in your link and the “OK” button.
It pastes the magic code into the text box you were in originally in the hidden description (technically the alternate text for accessibility) pre-selected for your description of the picture or just screw it and hit “Save it” to post.
No, I see/saw it, it just sometimes doesn’t show what you put in it. I’ve seen others this way too, where all you get is an outline and … i forget what it says in there, but the outline is the right shape, the image just doesn’t pull.
Some sites go out of their way to stop image url capture (giphy, tenor, instagram, pintetest, etc). Try right-mouse (or a long-press on mobile) and “view image in new tab” and then cut the link from the new tab. Sometimes you have to use the “search for image” (may be a chrome thing) and then select the image from the Google search results.
@mike808 How do you post a photo of your own that keeps turning sideways? I’m on my phone & I edited the photo to try to correct that, so that it’s sideways in the album but then it shows up just the same way.
If i wanna load twitter stuff in the hope that everyone will see it, I save the image locally and manually load it into meh, instead of linking to it.
Ditto. Same for webp and webm formats that only Chrome knows how to render, being Google formats. The sites detect you’re using Chrome and give you a webp or webm instead of a gif/jpg/png or mpg, no matter what the url says. on an Android phone, browser options are limited.