Platform 5.0 Sneak Peek: Inserting Images in Microblog

This post is part of a series of articles introducing some noteworthy improvements to eXo Platform. Watch this blog for more product news in the upcoming weeks.
As you may already know, our microblog feature allows you to easily share an update to your colleagues and start a conversation within your personal or space activity stream.
Corporate microblogging


While microblogging was giving you several options for writing a rich message, we added another button for inserting images in your post.
Whether it is to show an illustration, a mockup or to share a photo of your latest team or company event, you can now add the image of your choice from your computer or from your mobile device.
professional photo sharing eXo

All major image formats are allowed, namely PNG, JPG/JPEG and GIF. For images captured in the HEIC format, which is not natively supported by all platforms, you can download a heic to jpg converter tool to convert them to the more widely compatible JPG format before uploading and inserting them into your post. 

Clicking on this button opens the Insert Image prompt (see below) that allows to select the image and set the display properties.
You can upload from your desktop:
microblogging photo sharing
Or you can drag and drop the image you wish to upload:
corporate microblogging photo
You can also browse your eXo file drives and select images from there:
eXo file drives
Alternatively, you can insert an image by pasting the URL of an image accessible on the web:
Upon selection by one of the possible means, the image gets uploaded to the eXo Platform server. During upload, the following indicator is displayed in the preview area:
When the uploading is ready, the loading screen is replaced by a preview of the image and allows you to choose in what way you wish to align your image.
upload image in corporate microblogging
Before posting in your activity stream, we finally offer you the option to resize and move your image in context if you wish to do so to make sure it looks best within your post.
share image in Platform 5.0 Sneak Peek
You can try this feature now either directly on our our online community site or by installing the latest milestone release of eXo Platform 5.0. Do please leave your comments below or, better still, in the eXo Platform space within the community where you’ll be able to exchange directly with the team that has developed this new feature.
Stay tuned for more product news for eXo Platform!
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