Twitter announced some awesome news today, and that is that they will be changing the way their character limit works.
In this huge change, the 140 character limit will only count for words from next week, on September 19th.
After the change, Twitter will no longer count photos, videos, quoted tweets, and some other things as part of the 140 character limit, meaning you can finally add more to your Tweets, without having to lesson the amount of text you include.
Twitter explained more with the following:.
Over the past decade, the Tweet has evolved from a simple 140-character text message to a rich canvas for creative expression featuring photos, videos, hashtags, Vines, and more. In just the past few months we added the ability to poll your community, react quickly and cleverly with GIFs, and share and enjoy Periscope broadcasts in Tweets.
So, you can already do a lot in a Tweet, but we want you to be able to do even more. In the coming months we’ll make changes to simplify Tweets including what counts toward your 140 characters, so for instance, @names in replies and media attachments (like photos, GIFs, videos, and polls) will no longer “use up” valuable characters.
You can also read more about the change at the source link below.