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While it's possible to get links to questions and comments that include the title of the question in the link, I haven't seen a way to do this for answers.

Question link: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/45597/how-can-i-link-to-a-specific-answer

Answer link: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/45598/334717

Comment link: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/45597/how-can-i-link-to-a-specific-answer#comment104234_45598

When commenting code about a particular solution used, I sometimes prefer to link to an answer rather than the question. However I miss the descriptiveness of the overall question link url.

Edit: There is a feature request part to this question. While it possible to click on the title of a question or the time stamp of a comment to get sent to a link, there is no such direct feature for answers. As the correct answer to this question suggested, the only way to do so, is to paste and go to the shortlink. Surely if there was a place to click a link for answers, as there is with questions and comments, there might not be a question on how to link to an answer, with 171 upvotes

marked as duplicate by Shadow feature-request Jul 8 '16 at 11:07

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

  • You can enter the short link in a site like this one (which expands a short URL) and get the full URL, which does include the title. e.g. for meta.stackexchange.com/a/45598/334717 it returns meta.stackexchange.com/questions/45597/… – Shadow Jul 8 '16 at 9:11
  • @ShadowWizard Is there an existing meta post about whether something is a duplicate if only half of the question is a duplicate of another question? – Henry E Jul 8 '16 at 13:45
  • Why half? As far as I can see, it is the same request. – Shadow Jul 8 '16 at 16:18

You just click the shortlink and copy the text in the address bar :D


The format is:


The {ans-id} can be also found in the shortlink, here it is:

  • Of course, it's the same procedure I use to get a link for comments. Thanks – Henry E Jul 8 '16 at 9:58

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