Page Quick Link doesn't preview and normal links can't be tagged for Highlighted content

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Hi All,

I'm new to SharePoint so maybe missing something obvious in my searching for a solution. Hopefully one of you may be able to point me in the correct direction.
 

When I create a link using the following method, I can see the url page created. This allows me to then tag the external url so that I can pick up the page using the Highlighted Content.

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However, the preview doesn't work. See thread:-

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/sharepoint/link-web-part-not-generating-preview/m-p/2163106/h...

 

Apart from ending up with a complete eyesore(see below) due to lack of preview, clicking on the link opens up a separate page with the "Hmm...looks like this file doesn't have a preview we can show you". ..which again isn't exactly great.

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I can create Quick Links on a page (preview still doesn't work) but at least I can select a different icon and I don't get the "hmm page".
However, I can't tag these to allow filtered Highlighted Content as there's no page link to tag.

 

This is the same for standard Links.  I can't tag them but at least they do pickup the preview and I don't get the "hmm page".

Based on what seems to be SharePoint Page Link preview limitations, is there any way that would allow me to tag standard links/quick links (on a page)  or preferably change the preview of Highlighted content to a selectable image?

Any help appreciated.

Tim

 

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I'm guessing that with near 50 views and no comments/suggestions means that what I am trying to do isn't possible and is just a really odd limitation of SharePoint preview :(