Twitter Now Highlights Links While You’re Composing Your Tweets

By: Josh Wolford - January 16, 2013

Twitter has made a minor tweak to its dekstop site that should help users better understand what they’re about to tweet out to their followers.

Now, when you’re composing a tweet, links (anything that’s clickable on the site) will appear blue – even before you hit send. That means hashtags, @ mentions, and even links to outside sites.

Before, you had to actually send your tweet in order to make your hyperlinks look like hyperlinks.

Although the highlighted links aren’t clickable, you can right-click and open them up in a new tab or window. This allows you to quickly glance at the other conversation surrounding a hashtag, or glance at the profile of someone you’re tweeting at before you hit the send button and make it final.

As of now, the new link highlighting is only live on desktop.

[via L.A. Times]

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