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In this post, the user @ mentioned a user and that became a link to his user ID. Usually, when we do this, it is not the case.

Is it a new feature?

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    $\begingroup$ Nope it is not a new feature. It is just write with @ they have used hyperlink like this [@Lac](https://math.stackexchange.com/users/833003/lac) $\endgroup$
    – user876009
    Sep 13 at 7:29
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As pointed out in the comments, this is not a new feature. The OP of the linked post has just used Markdown formatting to manually add a link to the profile of the user in question. You can see how this was done by navigating to the revisions history for that post, and then clicking on 'Source':

Using  [@Lac][1]'s comment, we have ...

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  [1]: https://math.stackexchange.com/users/833003/lac
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