Twitter to drop links and photos from character count


Twitter to drop links and photos from character count

There are times when you want to provide comment on a link you’re sharing, but that very link is taking up precious space in your tweet. That may no longer be a concern in the near future, as Twitter is planning to exclude links and photos from the 140-character limit.

According to a Bloomberg report, this change will be announced in the next two weeks. Currently, links typically take up 23 characters of a tweet, while photos take up to 24 characters. That leaves considerably less space for comment.

CEO Jack Dorsey appears to want to make the social media site easier to use without abandoning its trademark 140-character limit. The service has faced stagnant user growth, but Dorsey has promised that it will take steps to attract new users.

During Twitter’s February earnings call, he said, "We think there's a lot of opportunity in our product to fix some broken windows that we know are inhibiting growth.”

Twitter to drop links and photos from character count on
About this author
Staff Writer
Recent Articles by this author
29 September, 2016
Director Antoine Fuqua has been doing a great job in recent years with hits like...
29 September, 2016
Gears of War 4 is coming soon, and it's going to kick off with an extended prologue....
26 September, 2016
If you thought Snapchat was all about social messaging your information is so last...
16 September, 2016
If you’re budgeting your time for future game releases, you may want to leave...