Snap Preview Anywhere


The search engine Snap recently launched a really cool new feature, “Snap Preview Anywhere”, that I’ve been testing out on Laughing Squid. Once you sign-up for the free service, you just add some JavaScript to your template and then whenever your visitors mouse over an outside link on your website, a small preview window will appear showing what the website associated with the link looks like. To see it in action, move your cursor over this link to

It’s really helpful in deciding if you want to click through or not. Since we’re really into imagery at Laughing Squid, I think this only adds to the overall experience. What do you guys think of it?

Snap Preview Anywhere enables anyone visiting your site to get a glimpse of what other sites you’re linking to, without having to leave your site. By rolling over any link, the user gets a visual preview of the site without having to go there, thus eliminating wasted “trips” to linked sites.

For more on this, check out Michael Arrington’s Snap Preview Anywhere write-up on TechCrunch.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid in 1995 in San Francisco and is currently based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.