I'm impressed by the amount of engagement you've enjoyed here already!
As a student of app success, I'm both very happy to see the lucid options like outlinking so simply in text and recognize that disadvantage of concern for user over growth.
Facebook doesn't allow this for the very self-serving purpose of keeping you on platform.
The option feels very much more like Medium. And, I like that.
The bottom line is, there's never one monolithic permanent solution to any need.
Facebook is the biggest social media platform today. But, we long for something outside the monoculture. The internet is designed to be free. Options make it more so!