Source: Twitter won't count photos, links in character limit anymore

Tweets will allow more freedom soon, source says.

@seanridgeley
Published Tue, May 17 2016 9:26 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

Twitter will soon begin loosening its restrictions on tweets by allowing users to post links and photos without impeding on the 140 character limit, a source familiar with the matter claims. Currently, links are parsed by Twitter and take up 23 characters.

Source: Twitter won't count photos, links in character limit anymore | TweakTown.com

It's said the change could go live in two weeks or less.

Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey stated at the beginning of the year that Twitter was keen to experiment with new ways to display text on Twitter based on user needs, lending credibility to the rumor.

NEWS SOURCE:bloomberg.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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