Twitter has made your life a bit easier in this first quarter of 2013.
The platform now automatically highlights handles, hashtags, URLs, stock tickers and more and turns them into hyperlinks when you compose a new tweet. This makes it easier to differentiate elements of your tweet – something that is very valuable because of the speed at which people tend to tweet during live events. One benefit would be far less mistakes.
Something we also spotted is that you can right-click on any of the highlights right away when you’ve finished composing your tweets and click ‘Open in a new tab’ and get the hyperlink. This is a quick way of confirming a link source, or using the link in a different way like in a blog post, for instance.
You’ll notice you don’t see links highlight instantaneously on your Twitter app on mobile phones. For now, the feature seems to only work on the desktop.