As a convenience, I have therefore posted the form below which simply calls
encodeURI on any text you paste in. Place the link
in the first box, and copy the resulting version out of the second box to
paste into the chat. You can read this page's source to confirm it's not
sending your link to any other server.
This explanation is hidden by default so that it doesn't
get in the way when you use this tool on a mobile device.