Header references don't auto-update like page references do when I change the header text

Steps to reproduce

I have a header embed here

I expect that, when I update the actual header, it will update the link to the header as well. It does not, and instead renders it in the preview as an embed of the whole page.


I basically expect this to work the same way that it works when I change the title of a page and it updates all of my page references.


  • Operating system: Mac OS 11.2.3, M1 chip
  • Obsidian version: 11.9

Additional information

I just didn’t realize that the header references were this brittle! I’m worried I have other broken links now.


Realized that this has already been requested, though it appears to still be a problem. Auto-update links to headers on header title change

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