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I already know that putting in the :small command after the link of a track link makes the play button small.  I have been doing this a couple of times, but the song does not shrink and might have :small next to it as text.  How do I fix this problem?

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Re: Posting Small Play Buttons

Roadie

In this post I will try to experiment with posting play buttons:

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/0wJoRiX5K5BxlqZTolB2LD.small 

 

EDIT!  Actually, the command is just .small (with a period), not :small with a colon!

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Re: Posting Small Play Buttons

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Hi there @Eclipse_31

 

Thanks for reaching out about this in the Community. 

 

Keep in mind that you'll need to add this command next to the song's URI in order to post a small Play Button. You'll find the detailed steps on how to do it here

 

If anything else comes up, we're just one message away. 

 

Cheers!

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Re: Posting Small Play Buttons

Roadie

In this post I will try to experiment with posting play buttons:

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/0wJoRiX5K5BxlqZTolB2LD.small 

 

EDIT!  Actually, the command is just .small (with a period), not :small with a colon!

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Re: Posting Small Play Buttons

Roadie

So, I put the :small command into the URL but now a tiny window shows up saying that the song (Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix to be exact) can’t be displayed.  Did I do anything wrong?

Re: Posting Small Play Buttons

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Hey @Eclipse_31

 

Thanks for keeping us in the loop. 

 

If you want to post a play button you need to use the URI of the track, not the URL. Once you get the URI, you need to open a post editor and click on the Insert/edit link button:

 

inserteditlink.jpg

 

Then you'll see the following window:

 

pphaze.JPG

 

You must paste the URI code into the URL field, then add the :small command right after the URI code and click OK. This is supposed to do the trick. 

 

If you're still unable to post a play button successfully, check if it makes a difference when using a private/incognito window. This will make sure you avoid issues with your browser's cache. Another thing you can try is a different kind of browser.

 

Hope this helps. We'll look out for your reply. 

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Re: Posting Small Play Buttons

Roadie

I think you hit the nail on the head!  I tend to use Incognito Mode for safety reasons, maybe that’s why the play button didn’t show up.  I’ll try to post the song again in regular browsing mode and see what happens.

Re: Posting Small Play Buttons

Roadie
I have edited the post using the normal browsing mode yet it still says that it won't work. I have also clicked the insert/edit link button right away and typed the :small command into the box as opposed to just pasting it. I don't think the browsers I use (Safari/New version of Microsoft Edge) are not really affecting it since I can still post the videos without the :small command normally through them.

Re: Posting Small Play Buttons

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Hey there @Eclipse_31,

 

Thank you for your reply. 

 

Can you try from another device to see if the issue still persist?

We'll keep an eye out for your reply.

 

Cheers!

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Re: Posting Small Play Buttons

Roadie
When I click on the 'Share' button there are only two prompts, copying the link and copying the embed code, I don't see URI anywhere.

Re: Posting Small Play Buttons

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Hey there @Eclipse_31,

 

Thanks for keeping in touch.

 

Just to clarify, it's not possible to get the URIs from the web player, as this is only available on the desktop app.

 

Give it a try this way and from a different device and keep us posted on how it goes.

 

We'll be on the lookout.

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