Slack now provides the ability to create formatted hyperlinks in posts but I don't see how to do this in a Channel Description?

How do I add a formatted hyperlink in a Slack Channel Description?

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Slack doesn't give an ability to put formatted text in the channel topic. If you enter the link directly though, it'll be correctly hyperlinked.

This can be confirmed from the API documentation page for conversations.setTopic

The new topic string. Does not support formatting or linkification.

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    Slack needs to catch up to Mattermost on this.
    – Noumenon
    Feb 11, 2021 at 15:28
  • This answer is out of date IMO Oct 1, 2021 at 20:20
  • You actually can link the text in a topic using the API directly.
    – James Carr
    Oct 7, 2021 at 19:41
  • @JamesCarr Have you tried it? The API documentation doesn't suggest so.
    – Jai Pandya
    Oct 8, 2021 at 12:04
  • @JeffMartin The last I checked, Slack didn't have formatting capabilities for topic string. Could you add more to it?
    – Jai Pandya
    Oct 8, 2021 at 12:05

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