Finally, Twitter removes character limit for some features

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Finally Twitter is taking steps to enable users to get the most out of the microblogging network. The long awaited feature expected of Twitter has been announced today, now, photos, GIFs, videos, polls and quoted tweets will no longer count on the 140-character limit.

Soon users will notice that the @names will no longer affect the number of characters remaining and additionally, replies will also be seen by those who follow you, links to quoted tweets will also not be counted against the 140 characters that all Twitter users are given for one single tweet. In essence, you you can attach whatever you want and still have the full 140 characters at your disposal! cool right?

Say more about what’s happening! Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters. pic.twitter.com/I9pUC0NdZC

— Twitter (@twitter) September 19, 2016

If you’re tweeting using the updated Twitter’s official apps, usernames you are replying to will appear in the heading of the your compose window rather than being listed in the body of your Tweet. For now, there’s no word yet if users will be able to attach longer text blocks, Twitter is still holding firm on this limit for regular tweets.


Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read messages called “tweets”. Registered users can read and post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them. Users access Twitter through the website interface, SMS or mobile device app. Twitter Inc. is based in San Francisco and has more than 25 offices around the world.

Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass and launched in July 2006. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with more than 100 million users posting 340 million tweets a day in 2012. The service also handled 1.6 billion search queries per day. In 2013, it was one of the ten most-visited websites and has been described as “the SMS of the Internet”. As of March 2016, Twitter has more than 310 million monthly active users.



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