๐Ÿ”— Twitter to Loosen 140-Character Restriction | Twitter Blog

Finally, the day is coming. Twitter officially announced today that they soon will be loosening up their iconic 140-character limit. I've always been a proponent of Tweeting in 140 characters or less, but the way they are going about this is exactly the way it should be. Rather than abolishing the limit all together or agreeing on a new number, they are allowing @names and media attachments to be exempt from the limit. This keeps the spirit of the 140 limit while acknowledging the reality of Twitter in 2016. Honestly, it's overdue, but I'm glad to see it happening. Maybe soon you'll be able to edit typos in Tweets? Fingers crossed...

In the coming months weโ€™ll make changes to simplify Tweets including what counts toward your 140 characters, so for instance, @names in replies and media attachments (like photos, GIFs, videos, and polls) will no longer โ€œuse upโ€ valuable characters.
— Todd Sherman, Sr. Product Manager

Coming soon: express even more in 140 characters | Twitter Blog

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