Discord introduce expiring links as it cracks down on Malware
In actuality, the introduction of expiring links will serve two purposes. Firstly, it will drastically reduce the risk of malware, and secondly, it will also bring down the use of Discord as an unofficial file hosting service. Today, there are a lot of users who host their files on Discord before creating links for the same and sharing them on the internet. Not only does this encourage the sharing of infected files, but also compromises the safety of the platform. This is something they want to put an end to, and Discord believe they can kill two birds with one stone.