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Is there any way to generate thumbnails of web links like Facebook generates when we paste a link in status or comment?

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There are a bunch of services that can do this. I’ve successfully used http://url2png.com/ for this in the past.

This is Is there any way to generate thumbnails of web links like Facebook generates when we paste a link in status or comment? by Simon Willison, posted on 12th November 2013.

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