Twitter to stop counting photos and links in 140-character limit

The change could happen in the next two weeks

17th May, 2016
Twitter is planning to give users more freedom to compose longer messages

Twitter is making a major shift in how it counts characters in Tweets, giving users more freedom to compose longer messages.

The social media company will soon stop counting photos and links as part of its 140-character limit for messages, according to a person familiar with the matter. 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...

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