Twitter no longer counts photos, videos, GIFs, polls and quotes from 140-character limit
As expected, Twitter has finally confirmed the changes in the way it counts 140 characters in a tweet. The company no longer counts photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and quotes from the 140-character limit. So, you now have more space while writing a tweet on Twitter.
Say more about what’s happening! Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters. pic.twitter.com/I9pUC0NdZC
— Twitter (@twitter) September 19, 2016
Most of the things that are not plain text or emojis will not be counted toward the character limit on Twitter. These is no change in the text and link character count.
There are few more things we have been expecting for a long time. One such thing is the edit button to correct spelling mistakes.
Twitter is trying to attract more users and retain the existing users but struggling a lot. The growth of this microblogging platform is almost saturated while other social media platforms are seeing good growth. This is the reason Twitter is betting a lot on messaging and videos.
Many new users find it hard to express themselves in just 140 characters. This is the reason Twitter has altered the existing way of counting characters. Earlier this year, Recode also confirmed that Twitter was considering the limit to be 10000 characters for Twitter. But that decision was later dismissions as it could change the way people look at Twitter.
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