I forgot about the Discord feature where you put "[]" and it has a link on the inside and you can make it show the login screen to the person that clicks it (as an example).

Can anyone help me on what this is called?

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    I’m voting to close this question because discord is not a video game. Dec 9, 2023 at 23:28
  • @LessPop_MoreFizz I disagree that that is a valid reason to close this looking at our other discord questions, but regardless I'm not sure it's clear what's being asked here.
    – Timmy Jim
    Dec 9, 2023 at 23:53
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    @LessPop_MoreFizz While Discord started out as a gaming platform, it no longer exclusively is. Nevertheless, the consensus on Meta is to allow questions about it.
    – Joachim
    Dec 10, 2023 at 0:08
  • @TimmyJim When you don't know what you're asking about, you tend to not use the official terms; you don't know what you don't know and you can't expect people to know so either.
    – aytimothy
    Dec 10, 2023 at 4:29

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This is a feature of Markdown; a flavor of which are used both on Discord AND the Arqade/Gaming.SE.

You define a link by either pasting the whole link or using bracket notation:

[Text to Display](https://example.com/link/to/thing)

It is then rendered as:




You could take a look at the markup for this answer to see how it's used.

Sidenote, SE has a second bracket notation you'd notice if you use images. It also works for links.

[Display Text][url-id]
[url-id]: url-goes-here

Note that url-id are 1-indexed numbers.

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