Twitter to reportedly stop counting photos and links in 140-character limit

“URL links currently take up to 23 characters off a tweet’s character count”

According to a report by Bloomberg, Twitter will soon stop counting photos and links as part of its 140-character limit for messages. The company’s new move will give users more freedom to compose longer messages while sharing photos and links.

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The URL links, including the ones for photos, currently take up to 23 characters off a tweet’s character count for 140 characters. The company is yet to officially confirm the report. In January this year, Twitter’s founder Jack Dorsey said that the company would explore ways of enabling its users to write longer posts. We expect Twitter to official confirm the news in the coming days, so stay tuned. 


Akshay aka Techakko has been working with 91mobiles since 2012. Passionate about gadgets, he has a special interest in smartphones and games. The constant stream of news stories he writes is testament to his prowess as a human web crawler. A graduate in Computer Science, he dabbles as a game developer and competes in various gaming tournaments in his spare time. When he wants to take a break from the screen, he enjoys long rides on his Yamaha FZ-S.
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