Automatically inserted spaces

Hey,
I’m currently using double “*” to write things in bold.
I noticed, that after typing the second pair of “**” that a space is inserted. Since none of my earlier programs did that I’m always typing a space and then have to delete one.

So for me I wouldnt want to have that “auto inserted space”, or have an option to disable it.

Is this a thing known to you? Do you like it?