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How can I create a word link in Slack?

By word link I mean a link which is attached to the word. For instance, in SO it is achieved by typing the word in brackets and after that the link in parentheses.

closed as off-topic by Journeyman Geek Oct 19 '18 at 10:17

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "This question is not about computer hardware or software, within the scope defined in the help center." – Journeyman Geek
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

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    "This question is not about computer hardware or software, within the scope defined in the help center." Slack is a software actually ( : – pasteMyCode Oct 27 '18 at 8:18
  • I had the same question, this was helpful. Also confused as to how it's not about computer hardware or software. – Apollys May 2 at 0:20
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This is not currently supported. See https://get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/204399343-Share-links-in-Slack :

Share links

To share a link in Slack, just copy and paste the URL into the message field and send. Most links will automatically expand to show a preview of the web page. Here's an example from the desktop app: enter image description here

Note: It’s not possible to hyperlink words in a Slack message.

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As answered by @wysiwyg, users are not allowed this ability.

On the other hand, applications are perfectly able to contribute hyperlinked text. For example: https://slack.com/apps/A0F81R7U7-rss . That app produces hyperlinked text into the integrated channel regularly.

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