What is magnet link?

A BitTorrent magnet link contains all the information needed to start downloading the files from peers directly. It is a server-less way of retrieving the right information to start downloading the requested files. A magnet link allows you to download files from other peers in the BitTorrent network without the need to download torrent files. Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnet_link
Posted in Torrent RT Questions.