“Users can now utilise all 140 characters just to write the text in a tweet”If you’ve ever needed to spell ‘you’ as ‘u’, only because you attached images or videos to your tweet, the latest Twitter update might just be what you need. As we reported earlier, Twitter has revisited the policies around what counts as a character in a tweet, and the feature is available starting today.
While earlier, images, videos, GIFs, polls and quote tweets amounted to some amount of characters, now users can utilise all 140 characters to just write the text, as the multimedia content attached to the tweet will no longer count. While the news regarding the change surfaced back in May, the feature went live today. Earlier, there were rumours suggesting that Twitter is considering to extend the character limit to 10,000, that probably isn’t happening anytime soon.
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