Making “pretty links” in Microsoft Teams with CTRL-K

I know I’ve covered the use of CTRL-K in Word before, as a means to create “pretty links” in a Word document. There were alternative ways to do that in Word, but there seems to be a lack of user interface options to do the same thing in Microsoft Teams. Here’s how you can use the keyboard shortcut of CTRL-K to format words and phrases into hyperlink URLs…

Here in a Teams chat, I want to turn the words Microsoft Bing into a clickable link:

Machine generated alternative text:
Want to have pretty links in Teams? Like this link to Microsoft E_ing

To do that, I highlight the words Microsoft Bing and press CTRL-K. This brings up a dialog box to enter a URL that goes along with the words Microsoft Bing:

Machine generated alternative text:
Insert link 
Text to display 
Microsoft Bing 
ress 
ink to an existing file or web page 
Cancel 
Want to have pretty links in Teams? Like this linkt Microsoft Bing?

I type in the URL for Microsoft Bing and click Insert:

Machine generated alternative text:
Insert link 
Text to display 
Microsoft Bing 
Address 
Cancel 
Want to have pretty links in Teams? Like this link to ivlicrosoft Bing? 
Insert

I now have a clickable link that doesn’t appear as a (potentially) long URL:

Machine generated alternative text:
Want to have pretty links in Teams? Like this link t Microsoft Ling? 
Step into the dark 
We're on the Isle of Skye, a fitting locale to cel 
bing.com

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