Is there a proper way to get the id of a particular answer without using the built-in DevTools of the browser? Like for example, I want to refer that specific answer in some post, so when someone clicks the link, it will directly land them on that answer.

If this feature did not exist yet, I think this feature will be helpful.


Right-click on the "share" link beneath the answer, or left-click then copy the URL from the dialog.

share link, with tool tip

share link with URL and share buttons

As you can see, the id of this answer is 259888, or the URL http://meta.stackexchange.com/a/259888.

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  • o.O It is called permalink. All my life I, need to open first the dev tools then find the id of that answer then append it to the url facepalm. Thanks btw! – mr5 Jul 2 '15 at 3:17

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