Allow the use of the very popular markdown syntax for hyperlinks :
Absolutely necessary feature. When posting many links at once, it's much easier to read a formatted list than a bunch of inlined links, which may be arbitrarily long. Very slight increase in characters typed for the poster, Huge gain in readability for everyone else.
Single most wanted feature for slack client.
When you spend minutes googling or trying to format your text, you know NOT supporting this markdown is blocking communication.
Please add it. It's so common on platforms as GitHub or GitLab.
Just in case somebody didn't know - it actually works if you create message through the API https://api.slack.com/docs/message-formatting , but yeah it would be great if we could do this in client as well.
I thought I made a typo somewhere when I tried this and it didn't work. Implement this please!
Hello I would like this feature as well, thanks!
Mattermost - it's analog of Slack. And mattermost supports this functionality. And has no message limit.
This appears to be the most upvoted feature request of all time. Is anyone from slack.com listening? What gives/
It's shocking that there's no way to hyperlink text in Slack.
This would be a very useful feature in the slack client, especially when pasting long and ugly links that ruin the look of the sentence
Please add this feature. It will make Slack much more user friendly for my workspace
This would be great, especially if it worked for end users and API usage.
i.e. we'd like a bot to post a list of our pull requests everyday. Not having an ability to link a group of words to a URL makes it too messy to warrant having this feature at the moment.
The lack of this feature is more than an inconvenience. There is a rare case where a URL ends with a dot. It is utterly impossible for me to share that link in a clickable way on Slack because Slack interprets the dot as me ending a sentence and not as part of the URL.
@David Ripplinger: Workaround suggestion: add a "?" at the end if the URL has no param string, or "&" if it does. Standards-conforming web servers would treat the URL the same as if it didn't have them, and would work around that issue.
@Marco Zamora: Thank you, that's a good idea for a work-around in that weird case with a dot.
If you're worried if this could be used for malicious purposes, Slack could also show the original link in the status bar, balloon or something like that...
Also it would be much easier to rick roll people.
Incredible how such a basic feature isn't built-in.
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markdown formatted urls would be an awesome feature. :D
URL Shorteners are not good for internal links and URLs to web services are often very long. This+ the scrolling feed means that URLs take up a lot of screen real estate and break down communication. Perhaps to stay more in the slack style, using a special character would designate a link and replace it with an icon (https://image.flaticon.com/icons/svg/25/25284.svg)
Oh my gosh, yes.. please add this: Displayed Text . This has to be some sort of an oversight, the fact that there is no hyperlink syntax capability
That would be a nice feature!
If there was a way to toggle between markdown formatting versus plain text formatting, it would be great for those particular messages that are longer than normal and require more than usual formatting capabilities e.g. a pinned post should be able to be formatted in an elegant manner to display vital information for that particular channel
Seriously need this...
We need this. Please. Thanks.
I just assumed it markdown syntax works for links. Only knew it doesn't exist when I tried it and googled for it. Add it please :)
Just for a use case in case it would help understanding why it would be useful... We sometimes link to very very long links, like when linking to a stackdriver log page or to kibana result, the link include all the needed parameters, which makes for a very long link. Having a way to replace that with clickable words would make conversation looks like more of a conversations and not something that looks like the matrix.