Twitter makes sweeping changes to free up characters


Twitter makes sweeping changes to free up characters

Twitter has announced a slew of changes that will allow you to do more within the traditional 140-character limit.

From now on, usernames won’t count towards your characters used when replying; you’ll be able to attach GIFs, photos, and videos without eating up characters; you’ll be able to quote or retweet yourself if you feel a tweet didn’t get the attention it deserved or if you want to add a little more; and you’ll be able to tweet someone without putting a full stop at the start of your tweet and all followers will be able to see it.

This should make it easier to express yourself without skimping on characters so that you can add media or usernames.

Managing director at Twitter UK, Dara Nasr, told Mirror Online, “Sometimes you write a perfectly crafted 139-character tweet and then add a photo or a video to a tweet and it goes over the character limit, and you have to waste time cutting it down.

"This is simply a way of allowing people who use the service to make most of the tweet and not feel frustrated."

These changes will ensure that brevity is maintained, but it should make for a less frustrating experience.

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