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G+ links showing up as youtube videos Answered

OSX 10.9.3
Chrome 35.0.1916.114

When commenting on an Instructable, I pasted in a Google Plus link to an image gallery.
Example: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/115623865677863239677/albums/6018347158014044929
This link was incorrectly assumed to be a youtube video and showed a broken youtube video as soon as I hit return after the link.

This link was parsed as a youtube video as long as u/0/ was in the string. Any string that included "u/0/" was parsed as a youtube video and any string without it was parsed correctly.


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6 years ago

I can confirm this.

In our effort to make things easy to share external links on our site it looks like we opened it up to too much Google interpretation. Thanks for letting us know!