LinkPreview API

Preview Web Links with our Free API service. Get JSON Response for any URL.

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Used by thousands of developers all around the world:

Basic Example

 

API Request (GET):

http://api.linkpreview.net/?key=123456&q=https://www.google.com
 

API Response (JSON):

{
"title":"Google",
"description":"Search webpages, images, videos and more.",
"image":"https:\/\/www.google.com\/images\/logo.png",
"url":"https:\/\/www.google.com\/"
}
 

We got what you need!

Link preview generator

Link previews have made their way into almost every social media app. Whenever a link contains news or YouTube video, it gets shared on various messaging apps such as WhatsApp or Telegram, the recipient can see the content of the link shared with them.

Furthermore, the recipient does not have to directly click on the link which naturally makes things easier for everyone because the users do not have to leave the app to view the content.

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Reliable and easy to use

We support many popular websites and content providers through our direct integrations. Our provider list includes Amazon, Youtube, Twitter, Wikipedia, Airbnb, The New York Times, The Guardian, Bloomberg, Soundcloud, Ted Talks, Vimeo, and many others.

We have built those custom integrations for you so you can focus on your own thing. Check our docs and add a link preview feature to your app or website today!

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Pricing

You can start with our Free Plan to see if this service can meet all your needs.

 
Free Plan
$0/month
Personal Use
60 Requests / per hour
Unlimited API keys
SSL Requests
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Basic Plan
$8/month
Personal Use
200 Requests / per hour
Unlimited API keys
SSL Requests
IP Allow List
Usage Analytics
Pro Plan
$25/month
Commercial Use
1000 Requests / per hour
Unlimited API keys
SSL Requests
IP Allow List
Usage Analytics
Enterprise
$99/month
Commercial Use
Pay As You Go
Unlimited API keys
SSL Requests
IP Allow List
Usage Analytics

All paid plans will be activated automatically after the purchase. You can cancel at any time. Local taxes may apply.
Our order process is conducted by our online reseller Paddle.com. Paddle.com is the Merchant of Record for all our orders. Paddle provides all customer service inquiries and handles returns.
*Rate limits per requested domain may apply to protect smaller websites (max 1 request / per second / per unique domain)

Can't Code? ‍ No Problem.

Today, various platforms exist to enable no-code development.

Bubble.io


You don't need to learn to code to use LinkPreview. Bubble enables anyone to design, develop, and host web applications. You can use free community plugins to generate link previews in your app.

Wordpress Plugin


WordPress is the largest website builder in the world. It’s very convenient to show link preview info on your WordPress site. Filip Stepanov created a free WordPress plugin using our service.

We would love to know what you come up with, so give it a try and show us what you’ve made.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? We've got answers. If you have some other questions, contact us using email.

Some sites return wrong or blank summary information?

Our service is based on well-known web page standards. Unfortunately, some webmasters do not follow best practices and therefore we cannot guarantee the correct response data for every URL.

What if I don't want LinkPreview to crawl my site?

Our service adheres to robots.txt rules so all you have to do is tell us using your robots.txt file. LinkPreview API identifies itself as “linkpreview” in the HTTP “User-agent” header field.

For some URLs response time is way too long

Our API response time depends on external websites that we cannot control. Some sites are simply slow and we must wait for them to load in order to get and process the data.

How the API rate is calculated?

The hourly counters for your API key reset on a rolling basis. Example for PRO Plan: If you made 500 requests at 10:15AM and 500 requests at 10:25AM, your API key would become temporarily blocked. This temporary block of your API key would cease at 11:15AM, at which point you could make 500 requests. At 11:25AM, you could then make another 500 requests.

Some websites are throwing 423 "Forbidden by robots.txt" error

Some websites like Facebook do not allow 3rd party services to access their site and collect data as you can see here. This is configured in their robots.txt file and that's why the error is thrown.

I am getting 4xx error on response

Please check our documentation for the exact error code reference and description here.

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