Hey, Tweeters, good news. Twitter has announced that it will no longer include videos, photos, links, polls, usernames, and Vines in its 140-character limit! So if you’ve always wanted to say more in your Tweets, but couldn’t because you were going over the 140-character limit, you won’t have that problem anymore because Twitter’s changes will allow more flexibility in tweets.
According to the 10-year-old social network, the changes would be rolled out over the coming months. To read Twitter’s official blog about the upcoming changes, click here.
What’s Changing on Twitter?
So not only will you be able to tweet more than 140-characters on Twitter, but you’ll be able to do a whole heap of cool stuff. The Twitter World is changing and you’re all invited to Tweet your hearts out and never worry about going over the 140-character limit! Want to know what else is changing on Twitter? Read on!
Here’s what’s changing on Twitter:
- Replies: When you reply to a tweet, @names will no longer be considered in the 140-character count. So you’ll be able to have straight-forward conversations on Twitter without having to limit your words.
- Media attachments: Once you attach photos, videos, polls, GIFs, videos, or quote Tweets, they will no longer count as characters. So you’ve got more freedom of words in your Tweets!
- Retweet and Quote Tweet yourself: By enabling the Retweet button on your own Tweets, you’ll have access to easily Retweet or Quote Tweet yourself when you want to share your thoughts and links with the world.
- Say goodbye to @: These changes will help simplify the rules around Tweets that start with a username. So when you begin a new Tweet with a username, it’ll reach all your followers. So you won’t have to use the ”.@” convention, which people currently use to broadcast Tweets to a larger audience.
- Replies: Followers will be able to see your replies, because you’ll be able to Retweet them to reach a broader audience.
When Are The Twitter Changes Happening?
These updates will be available over the coming months. So in the meantime, you’ll have to Tweet the old fashioned way – keeping it under the 140-character limit! But stay tuned, that’s all about to change very soon!
What do you think about Twitter’s changes? Do you like the 140-character limit? Let us know your thoughts by posting your comments below and let’s move the conversation to social media. Use hashtag #Twitter on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to express your opinions about the introduction of unlimited Tweet space!
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