Twitter stops counting usernames against 140-character limit


In past few months, Twitter has done lots of changes to give users more characters to tweet even with same 140 characters limit. Now, the company has stopped counting usernames against 140 characters limit.

This is helpful when you are engaged in a conversation on Twitter and few other people joined. Before this change, you could end up removing few people from the conversation to create space for you. Now, you can continue with all those people without removing any username while replying.

Twitter character count reply

It is worth to note that this change is effective only when you are replying to someone on Twitter. If you start a new conversation by tagging few users, it will still count those usernames in tweet characters.

When you reply to a tweet, it will show the name of username you are replying above the tweet text. IN the actual tweet, you will actually see the tweet rather than lots of @usernames at the start of the tweet.

This update is now available globally on the web and mobile platforms. If you are the regular Twitter user, you can start checking that while tweeting to someone.

Twitter has already stopped counting photos and videos against the limit. While it was rumored that Twitter is considering increasing the character limit, the company chose the better way to give users character space on Twitter without compromising the 140-character limit.

What do you think about this change? Share your views with us in comments.


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