URL Preview is an awesome feature that enables the seamless sharing of content on the PlayStation platform. URL Preview helps users share links to their favorite content by displaying a preview of the content inside the url once posted.
Working on this feature with my team at PlayStation was an incredible experience. I was responsible for parsing the post information and then display the url preview image along with its title and short description. I was also responsible for many edge cases when posting, what happens if the url does not return a thumbnail and description? what happens when you post a link to a restricted website? What happens when you post multiple urls? Just to name a few. Lastly I was also tasked with writing code to keep track of statistics of how often our users click on the links.
I do not own the copyright to this code and therefore cannot link to it, but this feature is currently live so if you have a PlayStation feel free to check it out! 80 million users already have!