Get Ready for Longer Tweets
Twitter is giving its users more wiggle room than the social network’s current 140-character tweet limit. Starting Sept. 19, Twitter will no longer count several items in its character limits, several tech publications report.
For example, media attachments, like images, GIFs, polls, and videos – will not be counted in the limit. You’ll soon be able to post a photo with a full 140-character message next to it. Also, usernames will not be counted against the limit, allowing you to message others without having to sacrifice more characters in your message.
Twitter has been considering stretching its 140-character limit for the past year, even considering allowing users to post extensive essays. But the plans for tweets won’t stretch that far as Twitter looks to still keep what it’s known for “short, snappy messages,” TechSpot reports.
Source: “Longer Tweets Are Coming to Twitter on September 19,” TechSpot (Sept. 13, 2016)