Twitter may stop counting photos links towards 140-character limit. Twitter might be making it easier to compose tweets, according to Bloomberg. This plan may happen in “the next two weeks.”
Back in January, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stated that his company was looking for ways to shake up the platform’s traditional formula, particularly its 140-character limit. This restriction was originally adopted in order to send Tweets via mobile text message.
It was the only way to send Tweets through the service when it initially launched in 2006, long before the widespread proliferation of smartphones we see today.
This isn’t the first time that Twitter has modified its character limit. It abandoned the restriction when it comes to direct messages. It now allowing you to send up to 10,000 character screens to people in private. But by alleviating this pain point, Twitter is offering a bit of a compromise between those who want more space and those who hope the 140-character limit doesn’t go away.
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