Twitter loosens up on character limit starting today

Twitter rolls out more forgiving character limit restrictions.

@seanridgeley
Published Tue, Sep 20 2016 12:27 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:58 AM CST

Announced in May, Twitter has finally implemented changes to its 140 character limit.

Twitter loosens up on character limit starting today | TweakTown.com

The limit still remains, of course, but in modified form: now photos, quoted tweets, polls, GIFs, and basically anything that isn't original, raw text will no longer count toward it. The result: a much more convenient experience when tweeting anything but text or in addition to text.

Posting images or videos not uploaded to Twitter directly will still count, however, which has the inadvertent benefit of encouraging users to employ Twitter's side services.

NEWS SOURCE:telegraph.co.uk

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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