Microblogging Twitter Inc. is making an important alteration in how it counts the characters in every Tweet, giving users more freedom to compose longer messages.
Every picture merits a thousand words, except on Twitter, which deserves 23 characters. Hence, this could change very soon, although microblogging Twitter is analyzing free links of any kind, including photos, from its 140-character limit probably within the next two weeks.
Twitter Will Remove Photos And Links Both From 140-Character Limit
As microblogging, Twitter users have lamented that link and photo URLs count upon each tweet’s 140-character limit. As the links are currently taken up to 23 characters, even after Twitter automatically shortens them.
Hence, a Twitter spokesperson denied affirming the change and said, “we don’t comment on rumor or speculation”.
If the new character count system is executed, it will allow users on Twitter to compose long-winded tweets. However, still, it’s far less severe than another change that Twitter reportedly considered earlier this year, which would have increased its limit to thousands of characters.
The CEO of the microblogging Twitter, Jack Dorsey, said that “Twitter is not going to be shy about building more utility and power into Twitter for people. As long as it’s consistent with what people want to do, we’re going to explore it”.
Hence, you can celebrate if this small modification goes into effect, but don’t assume it to forecast what some have requested the total elimination of the 140-character limit. The microblogging Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey also said that the “limit is here to say as it’s a good constraint for us, and it allows for of-the-moment brevity”.