How to parse & hide links in texts in comments like my profile .Right now i can only do this much: https://hinduism.meta.stackexchange.com/users/4732/rickross?tab=profile.

It is easy to do so in questions or answers but how to do it in comments as well?

  • You have posted your profile page in both the links. Is it intended? The question should be made clearer. I couldn't guess, what you are asking.
    – iammilind
    Commented Nov 16, 2016 at 6:05
  • Yes that was intended.I used my profile page as a sample link.In comments i am unable to hide links in texts like i did in this question.
    – Rickross
    Commented Nov 16, 2016 at 6:14

2 Answers 2


Comments on any Stack Exchange site, use a subset of the original markdown rules, which is called as Mini Markdown.

The general format, if you want to hide the link in your comment, is:


The Anchor text of the link goes with the square brackets and the link goes into the parenthesis.

Hence below link:


will look like:


This technique can be used in the answers as well.

Another useful trick is to provide a title text for your links. This can be done using the following format.

[Description](http://link "<title>")

Hence, when you hover over the following


You will notice a small pop up text, that reads "Profile of Rickross". This may not be compatible with all mobile browsers though.

  • Yes this is what i wanted.Thanks.
    – Rickross
    Commented Nov 16, 2016 at 6:38
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    You can add this link which may be useful.
    – The Destroyer Mod
    Commented Nov 16, 2016 at 8:16
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    You can even use markdown to make links like these which provide a title text when you hover your pointer on the link. Commented Nov 18, 2016 at 13:49
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    I can't edit your post, I don't have the required reputation. The markdown for it is, [The link text](://link/to/post "The title text"). :) Commented Nov 18, 2016 at 14:13

This is old thread but for the trivial information.

There is a help button below the Add Comment button which opens the comment editing markdown help div.

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Which have the short editing manual for commenting.

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    Thanks a lot..this is easiest method actually..no need to memorise anything at all..
    – Rickross
    Commented Dec 12, 2016 at 6:12
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    @Rickross glad could help, but as a active user it will be good if you memorize them. :) Commented Dec 12, 2016 at 6:23
  • Yes,now i can do it from memory...
    – Rickross
    Commented Dec 12, 2016 at 6:25

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