Photos & Links Will No Longer Count As Characters Within Tweets – Twitter

Reports have been flying on the Internet that photos and links in tweets will no longer be counted as part of the 140-character limit.

Today, Twitter has announced that the reports are true, and that it will roll out even more changes in a bid to let users express themselves more than ever.

Aside photos and links, GIFs, videos, polls, or Quote Tweets will also not be counted as part of the 140-character limit.

As from henceforth, when users reply to a Tweet, @names will no longer count toward the 140-character count. This will of course make having conversations on Twitter easier and more straightforward.

Also, the changes will see the introduction of a Retweet button on users own Tweets. This will enable them Retweet or Quote their own Tweets.

You know your have to put a dot before @ if you want everyone to see a particular Tweet, right? With the new changes, all that wouldn’t be necessary.

When the changes take effect, all Tweets that begins with a username will reach all users’ followers. And if they want a reply to be seen by their followers, all they need do is Retweet it, signalling they intend for it to be viewed more broadly.

All these changes will be available to users across the world over the coming months.

Aside all these changes, Twitter plans to help users get even more from their Tweets.

It has announced it is exploring ways to make existing uses easier and enable new ones, all without compromising the unique brevity and speed that make Twitter the best place for live commentary, connections, and conversations.


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