By Salvador Rodriguez
8:08 AM PST, January 16, 2013
Twitter has begun to instantly highlight and turn words, such as handles and hashtags, into hyperlinks as users type them out in tweets written on the social network's website.
This means that when a user writes out their handle, hashtags, URLs or stock tickers, Twitter will instantly highlight the text to indicate that they are linked and clickable.
Users can also right click on highlighted words as soon as they're done typing and hit "Open in new tab" to use them as hyperlinks before the tweet is sent out -- this doesn't appear to work for URLs, though.
Twitter confirmed the new feature to The Times on Tuesday evening.The change is available to all users on Twitter's desktop website. It does not yet appear to be on the company's mobile apps.
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