Instaview template for Telegram messenger


(Anton) #1

This feature request is to develop instaview template for Discourse.

Instaview is a feature in Telegram messenger that allows for instant content view right in Telegram without opening a link in a browser.

Launch:

Specs:
https://instantview.telegram.org/docs

As a result, Discourse topics will be instantly previewable in Telegram messenger.

Once developed, I guess it will work for all Discourse setups as the basic HTML structure generated is always the same.


(Jeff Atwood) #2

How is this different than OpenGraph or oEmbed which we already support?


(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #3

Is more like a Google Amp, but you create a set of rules that translates a webpage to their fast format.

Should be pretty easy, since one would start from the crawler view where HTML is pretty straightforward.


(Diego Barreiro) #4

Any news regarding this? @team

Is this going to be implemented in a short-term period?


(Bhanu Sharma) #5

Very much into it! may really be a game changer for forums who have their user base an active user of telegram.


(Diego Barreiro) #6

So, is it in your road plan or not? :sweat_smile:


(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #7

No, this isn’t in the Discourse roadmap.

Also, this will never be a Discourse feature. It’s a bunch of parsing rules that lives in Telegram servers and must be submitted to their team for approval. And it’s a by domain thing, so every Discourse site would need to be submitted/approved.

So what someone from the community can do is create the rule for a topic page, and share it here on Meta so people who are interested can submit their sites using the same rules.