Twitter is bringing some changes to the way that tweets work, as confirmed by The Verge. Whenever you tweet something, media attachments like images, videos and so on count towards your 140-character limit. Well, on September 19th that changes. From then on, media attachments won’t reduce your character count, making more room for text in your tweets. This will without a doubt add more flexibility to tweeting, and it’s a change that’s sure to make a lot of people happy.
Usernames at the beginning of replies also no longer count and won’t take away from your 140-character limit, which allows for even more room for texts in your tweets. We don’t know if all of these changes are coming all at once, as they may be gradually added starting from September 19th, but at least we know when they will kick things off.
Twitter actually first announced their plans to stop counting media and extras like photos, videos, user polls and so on way back in May, but we only see the actual start to that now. But hey, better late than never right?
After all, this is a feature that will greatly improve tweeting overall, so we’re definitely looking forward to it!