You can preview links in the most popular browsers such as Firefox and Chrome with the help of the extensions.
These extensions allow you to view the preview of the link without clicking it. Yes, you can preview the hyperlinks in the SERP, FB or anywhere on the web.
This saves a lot of time and helps us to decide if the link is worth to open or not. Let's get started.
Preview Links in Browsers
If you are hovering the mouse near https link, you can see the favicon only. If you are hovering the mouse near HTTP link, you can see favicon and redirect icon.
The redirect icon indicates that the page is an HTTP page.
At the top of the preview window, you can see many options. Let me give a quick overview.
At the top of the popup window, you can see many options. Let me give a quick overview of the important options.
To close the popup window, just click on the blank area of the window or close button.
HTTP Page Preview Problem and its Solution
As stated in the extensions page, the Google has disabled the preview of the HTTP content in the HTTPS page. You can see more details about the problem here.
So, the solution to this problem is as follows (stated in the extension page):
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How to Preview Links in Browsers (Firefox and Chrome)