This question was also asked in 2015 by DeNaeL: Can I link to a links list/app list item and open the URL directly? Tried the suggested answer by John-M but does not seem to work.
Using Sharepoint Online: I would like to manage links in a central location (SP links list) and reference these links in a text webpart on a (modern) page.
I have put all of the links into a links list/app. I then linked to the links list item, just like a document. Unfortunately, this opens up the links item and then the URL must be clicked to get to the target.
Can I link to a links list/app item and open the associated URL directly?