This is a reminder post that Discord is changing how file linking works.

Discord external links will expire 24 hours from creation starting before the end of this year (2023).

Please do not link to logs or embed images or anything else using Discord external links.

It is possible to still use Discord links if you *archive* them through the Wayback Machine first, and then use the WM link.

File hosting alternatives include:


  • Dropbox

  • Mega

  • Google Drive

  • or any other host that does not expire files

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2 (edited by rarenight 2023-11-18 00:40:17)

Basically, what's happening now is that in order to combat abuse (i.e. people using Discord as a file host which was never its intended purpose), Discord's API has attached signatures to attachment links that will remain valid until the expiration timestamp. Attachment links that are embedded within Discord will auto-refresh with new signatures, but if you share a static link outside of Discord it'll now break within 24 hours when the signature expires.

So anyone adding a Discord attachment link to a New Disc or Verification submission for logs or images will likely have that link expire before it can get added, rendering it useless.