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Linkify Changelog


  • Allow mentions with inner @ sign for federated mentions - thanks @juliushaertl!
  • Drop official support for Internet Explorer 8 and Node.js 6 (still supported unofficially but may break in future releases)
  • Update dev dependencies


  • Update dependencies (#243)
  • Ignore .babelrc file (854e6fc)


  • Fix a bug where unique element IDs aren't unique (#215)
  • Update tlds.js (#213)
  • Automated browser test fixes (#224)
  • Add partialProtocolMailtoStates to domainStates (#210)
  • Use Object.defineProperty to extend String prototype so that 'linkify' function is not enumerable (#197)
  • Allow null overrides in options for target and className (#189)


  • React plugin compatibility updates


  • Add explicit support for mailto: addresses (#186)
  • Add support for mentions containing dots (#185)
  • URL followed by   now works as expected in linkify-html (#184)
  • Small dependency updates (#183)
  • Drop deprecated babel-preset-es2015-loose dependency (#172)
  • Web workers support (#168)


  • Links in angle brackets (#166)


  • Single quotes should be treated as punctuation (#165)


  • Detect additional whitespace characters (#163)



  • The dist/jquery.linkify.js 1.x legacy browser files have been permanently removed from the release bundle.
    • Use linkify.js and linkify-jquery.js instead.
  • The deprecated newLine option from linkify 1.x has been completely removed.



  • The linkAttributes option is deprecated in favour of just attributes.
  • The linkClass option is deprecated in favour of className.
  • The default .linkified class is deprecated and will be fully removed in a future release.

To maintain compatibility with versions >= 2.1, make sure options objects include these properties instead of linkAttributes and linkClass

All Changes

  • Build optimizations to make compiled AMD payload smaller
  • Bugfix in quick-es3 task
  • Make better use of ES6 modules and rollup
  • Tickets plugin (#156)
  • Additional Mentions features, enhancements, and tests (#155)
  • Mentions plugin (#111)
  • Revamped options utility (#154)
  • Linkify React Interface (#150)
  • Development upgrades (#153)


  • Correct trailing symbol parsing (#149)
  • Linkify element fixes (#148)


  • Optimize class code to reduce file size (#147).
  • Update test and dev dependencies
  • Allow uglify to mangle properties, except for the specified ones (#146)
  • Updated tlds.js (#121)


  • Fixing element interface invalid DOM node error (#141)


  • Updated build system and development dependencies
  • IE8 Support
  • Internal API updates


  • New link-detection technique based on lexicographical analysis via two-stage scanner - essentially regexp with more flexibility.
  • Faster, less destructive DOM manipulation.
  • Node.js API via var linkify = require('linkifyjs');
  • Internal plugin system so you can require only features you need. e.g., require('linkifyjs/plugins/hashtag')(linkify);
  • Browser modules (Browserify, AMD)
  • Mocha Unit tests
  • ES6 Implementation
  • Updated documentation
  • Repository name change
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