ZeroWidth Stops Twitter From Converting Dots And Mentions Into Links

If you need to tweet something that starts with an "@" sign or anything that has a dot in it, Twitter auto-converts most of them into a clickable link. In fact, it will sometimes turn them into shortened URLs when it's not even a link. Amit Agarwal of Digital Inspiration came up with a workaround.

If you run into this Twitter issue, head to Agarwal's ZeroWidth tool at the link below, or with the URL Type what you need to in the "Enter Text" box, copy the text it generates below the box and paste it into a new tweet. It works with default Twitter and Tweetdeck, and probably with other Twitter clients too.

As Agarwal explains in the video above, this is possible by adding a zero width space to the text. You can't type it in Twitter directly, but with the tool, it works perfectly.

Prevent Twitter from Converting @Mentions into Links [Digital Inspiration]


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