Twitter is a great social media platform that allows you to put your views across to your followers, but one of the most frustrating things is devising the perfect tweet and finding out that the image you’ve added has bumped you well over the 140 character limit. Luckily, for the folk such as myself who keep falling into this trap, it appears that this will change in the very near future. According to The Verge, Twitter will no longer count added media as part of the 140 character limit from September 19.
This means that you will be free to add media such as images, GIFs, videos, and polls without impacting on your carefully constructed 140 character tweet. It’s something that has been on the cards for a few months and now we finally have a specific date where we can look forward to not being penalised for enriching our tweets with a suitable GIF or image. And, as a bonus, if you use someone’s Twitter handle at the beginning of the tweet, it will also not count towards the character limit.
The return of Jack Dorsey as the CEO of Twitter has resulted in some other changes that include the beefing up of Direct Messages with new features such as read receipts, a typing indicator, web link previews, as well as the live streaming of MLB, NHL games.
What do you think of the upcoming change? Would you like the character limit to be expanded past the 140 character limit? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Source: The Verge