Twitter changes up rules for 140-character limit

Feeling a little cramped in your tweets?
 
Twitter has a solution for you, without exactly lifting its 140-character limit.
 
The company announced in a tweet today that media will no longer count in the long-standing 140-character limit on tweet limit.
 
“Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters,” Twitter tweeted out today.
 
For a while now, people have been speculating that Twitter, which has been trying to gain a little more traction with its user base, would increase its character limit.
 
Maybe a simple 140 characters just wouldn’t be enough to say what needs to be said or to get across nuances.
 
Some even guessed the company might offer up a 10,000-character limit.
 
The question was how to get users more engaged without turning them off by reading long-winded and dense tweets.
 
This, according to Ezra Gottheil, an analyst with Technology Business Research,…
 
Read the entire article from CIO.com here: Twitter changes up rules for 140-character limit

 



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