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Smart Links

Harmonie SpaldingLast Updated: November 16, 2014

When discussing a task, sometimes it helps to make a reference. You might want to mention a task you’re waiting on, a project that’s in the works, a change that’s being made, or a relevant discussion.

You can do this in a Flow comment by pasting in the URL of what you’re referencing.

What you might not know is that for certain types of links, we’ll clean up that messy http-colon-slash-slash business, and turn it into something readable.

  • Flow tasks get renamed as their title. This also works for Lists, Groups, Workspaces, Tags, and People
  • Github.com Pull Request URLs get renamed to show their organization, repository, and Pull Request number. For example, one of my PRs turned into “metalabdesign/flow_marketing/#427”
  • Any other long link will be shortened to avoid clogging up the comment thread

This:

ugly-url.png#asset:726

Turns into:

clean-link.png#asset:727

Sorry (not sorry) for gettin’ meta on you with that example there. Hopefully with this feature, your references will be a little easier to digest.

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