Twitter To Stop Counting Photos, Links In 140-Character Limit


Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 8:36 am
By: News 9


Move over 140 characters. Twitter is changing how it counts how long your tweets are.

The social media giant reports the new move will give users more freedom to compose longer messages. This may be exciting to many.

Twitter will soon stop counting photos and links as part of its 140-character limit for tweets. As of right now, links take up 23 characters, even after Twitter automatically shortens them. 

The company wants this to be a step in a larger plan to give users more flexibility. And developers with Twitter hope that removing the character requirement for links and photos may encourage users to add more media to their posts.

The company earlier this year considered raising the limit to as many as 10,000 characters. But it soon relieve the quick, concise nature of Tweets has helped set the site apart from the competition.

This new change on the links is expected to out in the next two weeks.