Introducing KaTeX (Math) and Embed Support

Published by Supun Kavinda on

We are excited to introduce KaTeX and embedding support for comments in Hyvor Talk.


KaTeX is the fastest library for math typesetting developed by Khan Academy. It uses Knuth’s TeX format. Therefore, you can write math in comments in the same way you would do in MathJax or other libraries.

Enabling KaTeX

KaTeX support for comments is disabled by default. If your audience prefers writing comments with math, you can enable it from the console.

Turn on KaTeX

Writing KaTeX in Comments

1. Inline KaTeX

You can add inline math notations easily by adding valid KaTeX syntax between $$ tags.


Equation: $$ c = \pm\sqrt{a^2 + b^2} $$

will be converted to

2. Block KaTeX (Multiline)

If you want to add KaTeX as a block element, you can do it as follows.

KaTex Example

\frac{1}{\Bigl(\sqrt{\phi \sqrt{5}}-\phi\Bigr) e^{\frac25 \pi}} = 1+\frac{e^{-2\pi}} {1+\frac{e^{-4\pi}} {1+\frac{e^{-6\pi}} {1+\frac{e^{-8\pi}} {1+\cdots} } } }

This will be converted to:

  • Start block KaTeX with $$ in one line
  • Add your multiline KaTeX
  • End the block with $$.


You can now embed content from your favorite sites in your comments!

Hyvor Talk will automatically detect embeddable links and convert them to an iframe or another embed format. All you have to do is to add the link in a new line.

Creepy Mr.Bean

These embeds are currently supported

  • Youtube videos
  • Vimeo videos
  • Giphy GIFs (No need to add them as images in markdown)
  • Twitter posts
  • Instagram posts
  • Facebook posts and videos

Maximum embeds per comment is 3.

Embeds are turned on by default. You can turn them off from the console if needed.

Enjoy the new features! ✌

Update: On June 24th, we introduced link previewing as an improvisation for embedding.

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