Disabling clunky and insightful link previews in Google Keep can serve multiple purposes. You know that these advanced versions of the same URL you've pasted into your note are duplicated, pinned to the bottom of your note, and a preview image is displayed. By removing them, you can optimize your productivity formula.
You may want a compact viewing experience because links preview and increase the size of each note. You may want your links to be private and not show viewers which birthday gift you are allowed to buy. You'd like to remember the link in your notes, but not every time you look at the note summary ̵
Step 1: Update Google Keep  First, you want to make sure you're running the latest version of Google Keep for Android or iPhone. The ability to remove links is not a new feature. However, we want to make sure that you follow the same instructions as we do. If Google Keep needs an update, go to one of the following links on your phone and tap Update.
- Install or Update Google Keep: Android (Free) | iOS (free)
Step 2: Disabling link preview
Open the Google Keep app. Press the hamburger button in the upper left corner. When the drawer opens, scroll down and select the Settings button. Scroll down from there and uncheck "Show Rich Link Preview". This prevents the link preview from being displayed. If you add a new link to your notes, no link preview will be displayed.
Disabling the above option removes the link previews from any existing notes. However, if you only want to remove the preview of individual notes, there is another possibility.
Tap a note with a link preview that you want to remove. Scroll down to the link preview box below. Touch the three dots to the right of it. A pop-up window gives you the option to copy the URL or remove the preview. Tap the "Remove" button and your link preview will be removed.
This article was created during Gadget Hacks' special coverage on how to use your smartphone to increase productivity. Take a look at the entire productivity series.
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