Twitter is finally updating its 140 character limit, kind of


Twitter has officially relaxed its 140 character limit on Tweets.

Well, almost.

The microblogging site announced on Monday that photos, GIFs, videos and polls will no longer count towards the 140 character limit in a tweet.

The company first announced the plans back in May, stating that the character limit would be updated in the coming months.

In a tweet announcing the change, Twitter said the users will now be able to “say more about what’s happening”.

“This will make having conversations on Twitter easier and more straightforward,” a Twitter spokesperson said back in May. “No more penny-pinching your words to ensure they reach the whole group.”

Twitter has also said the name of the person they are replying to in a tweet, will no longer count towards the character limit.

Recent years has seen Twitter struggle to attract new users to its service, which currently has around 313 million active users each month, compared to the 1.7 billion users of rival Facebook.


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