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Twitter’s New, Longer Tweets Are Coming September 19th

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    The Verge:

    Twitter is about to make a big change to the way that tweets work, The Verge can independently confirm. Beginning September 19th, the company will cut down on exactly which types of content count toward the platform’s 140-character limit. Media attachments (images, GIFs, videos, polls, etc.) and quoted tweets will no longer reduce the count. The extra room for text will give users more flexibility in composing their messages.

    I’m ready for this.

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  2. ConArdist

    Subgenres Should Die

    This is awesome! It's so hard to get points across on Twitter and trying to lower the character count to fit a tweet is worse than tuning drums.
  3. chewbacca110

    He wrenches on it. He thinks it's his.

    Pro or con? Celebrity Twitter meltdowns will get more obnoxious.
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  4. y2jayjk

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  5. John Zafran

    As If Everything Was Held In Place

    lame. defeats the point
  6. CMilliken


    You try to say everything and then you have to remove punctuation just to stay within the limit. Happy about this change.
    Raku and ConArdist like this.
  7. crunchprank Prestigious

    I thought I recall them discussing the possibility of people being able to have more content in their tweet, but only showing the first 140 characters or something? I wasn't really a fan of that, but I am a fan of removing things that count towards the total character limit such as images or URLs etc.
  8. Chaplain Tappman

    Trusted Prestigious

    you still have to keep your message below 140 characters, so no it doesnt
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  9. JRGComedy

    Trusted Supporter

    Yay, more room for racism and hate speech!
  10. Schooner


    Thank god. I'm glad there's still a limit to keep twitters purpose of limited posts size. But when you've got a few ppl tagged in a covno or someone has a ridiculous long name and you're left with 8 words to make a sentence is one of the most difficult things in life
  11. slickdtc

    Regular Supporter

    Good, happy medium. Stays in the spirit of the platform while adding flexibility to content that isn't exactly a part of the thought of a tweet.

    Probably best for businesses and brands. Who pay money to advertise on the platform. Makes sense and cents.
  12. aranea

    Trusted Prestigious

    It's about time.

    Links and media shouldn't be included in the character limit. That is what is actually defeating the point of Twitter.