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Twitter to stop counting 140 character limit for links and photos

8 years 3 days 17 hours ago Wednesday, May 18 2016 May 18, 2016 May 18, 2016 11:41 AM May 18, 2016 in News
Source: USA Today
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Twitter users will soon have more space to send out tweets.

According to a report from Bloomberg, photos and links will no longer be counted in 140-character limit the social media platform requires.

The change, according to the report, could arrive in the next few weeks.

Twitter chose the 140-character limit back when the platform first launched in 2006 so that tweets could resemble text messages.

Earlier this year, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hinted at expanding the character limit to 10,000, which is the current limit for users who send Direct Messages through the platform.

However, later during an interview with The Today Show, he confirmed that the 140-character limit would stay.

Currently, links take up about 23 characters in a tweet, while images take up around 24, according to the report.

With the new freedom of not counting those characters against the 140 limit, users will be able to write longer tweets.

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