Tweet all about it! Media and more now excluded from Twitter’s character limit

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Today, Twitter announced it is no longer counting non-text items towards the character limit. Newly-excluded items are photographs, videos, GIFs, polls, and quoted tweets.

Now when you tweet, you’ll notice that only what you type uses up the 140-character limit that has long been a staple of the platform. Everything else is just free to be attached to your tweets.

Source: Twitter (Twitter)