1. Longer tweets on Twitter coming from September 19; attachments and mentions excluded from 140 character limit

Longer tweets on Twitter coming from September 19; attachments and mentions excluded from 140 character limit

Twitter is all set to accommodate more than 140 characters per tweet, beginning from September 19. According to a report in The Verge Twitter will cut down on the types of content which will make the count on the platform's 140-character limit.

By: | Updated: September 13, 2016 6:04 PM
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Twitter is all set to accommodate more than 140 characters per tweet, beginning from September 19. According to a report in The Verge Twitter will cut down on the types of content which will make the count on the platform’s 140-character limit. Images, GIFs, videos, polls, and many other media attachments along with quoted tweets have been removed from the list which added to the total count. All the new space created can now be used by the users to write messages with only texts. The social media giant in May had announced the plans to do away with pictures and videos and also user polls as a count, but a date was not given as to when the change will occur. The Verge said the spokesperson from Twitter had refused to comment.

Although the rollout plans can change, yet two sources were said to have informed about the decision. Another interesting inclusion has been in the usernames. During discussions if a user replies with the name of another user in the beginning of the text, then Twitter will not count which will eventually provide more space. The implementation is yet doubtful whether they will be launched at the same time, yet a few kinds may eventually stop counting against the character limit in phases. But according to reports, Twitter will kickstart the move from Monday, September 19.

The Verge quoted Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey as saying, “This is the most notable change we’ve made in recent times around conversation in particular, and around giving people the full expressiveness of the 140 characters. I am excited to see even more dialog because of this.” Although Twitter had earlier wanted to extend the maximum character length of tweets, Dorsey had backtracked and said that Twitter is known for the ‘beautiful constraint’ and that the website will not lose its creativity and brevity. But at least now the character limit will focus more on the text message instead of the media attached to it.

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