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
Twitter just took the first step in removing the 140 character limit.
In their announcement (embedded above), Twitter said that tweets with photos, links, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets will no longer count as 140 characters, this will also include the username, which means that if you reply to multiple usernames, the usernames will not count against the 140-character limit.
Last year, the micro-blogging site removed the 140 character limit for direct messages (DM) and there have been reports earlier this year that twitter will increase the character limit for each tweets to 10,000 characters, but that is yet to materialize.
Twitter’s growth have staled for the a number of years now and this new update is a welcoming change as the platform tries to attract more young and engaging users who are turned off by the 140 character limit.
Last modified: September 19, 2016