Your tweets are about to become bigger and richer!
According to Bloomberg, Twitter will soon stop counting photos and links toward their standard limit of 140 characters. This change has been in the works for quite some time.
Since January, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been talking about how the social platform was looking for new and innovative ways to display text. He stated, “We’ve spent a lot of time observing what people are doing on Twitter, and we see them taking screenshots of text and tweeting it. Instead, what if that text … was actually text? Text that could be searched. Text that could be highlighted. That’s more utility and power.”
When Twitter was founded in 2006, the original limit was implemented as a way to send tweets as text messages. This method was commonly used to post tweets; however, as smartphones have transformed the way social media and apps work, the limit is no longer necessary.
Of the traditional 140 characters, links typically take up 23 characters (even after Twitter automatically shortens them). Images? They’re usually about 24 characters. This new change will give you an extra 47 characters. Imagine how much more you can write about your products and services!
So far, there have been some pretty mixed feelings:
Twitter is considering making links and photos not count in the 140 character limit, according to Bloomberg. Smart compromise move, I think.
— Will Goodbody (@willgoodbody) May 16, 2016
Twitter is going to remove photos from the character limit? I can’t imagine how I will mark this momentous event. — Ern Malley (@trewloy) May 17, 2016
Your business will be able to use a few more words, to communicate more fully and clearly.
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