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Twitter to Not Count Links and Photos in Character Limit

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, May 16, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Sarah Frier, reporting for Bloomberg, that Twitter will no longer be counting images or links in their 140-character limit:

    The change could happen in the next two weeks, said the person who asked not to be named because the decision isn’t yet public. Links currently take up 23 characters, even after Twitter automatically shortens them. The company declined to comment.

    Good, finally, still feels like a half-measure.

    Raku likes this.
  2. DallasSF


    'Bout damn time.
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  3. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    Finally indeed.
    Raku likes this.
  4. Stephen Young

    Regular Prestigious

    As someone who works in digital marketing, this is great/awful news.
  5. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    If I were still a heavy twitter user I'd be more excited, but I basically only use fb randomly these days and that's it.
    Mr. Serotonin likes this.
  6. Raku


    So glad that this is finally a thing.
  7. AelNire

    @RiotGrlErin Supporter

    I'm happy about this.
  8. CMilliken


  9. GetUpAndrew

    Constant horror and bone-deep dissatisfaction.

    Damn, finally.
  10. PandaBear!

    Trusted Prestigious

    do people genuinely want the 140 limit increased? Twitter has become terrible enough, we don't need to give people/"brands" more space for their garbage!