Although you will still type in 140 characters but from now, you can add photos, videos, GIFs and polls and these will not count against the 140-character limit.
Here are the full details on Twitter’s 140 character update
- Replies: When replying to a Tweet, usernames will no longer count toward the 140-character count.
- Media attachments: When you add attachments like photos, GIFs, videos, polls, or Quote Tweets, that media will no longer count as characters within your Tweet.
- Retweet and Quote Tweet yourself: We’ll be enabling the Retweet button on your own Tweets, so you can easily Retweet or Quote Tweet yourself .
- Rules around Tweets that start with a username: New Tweets that begin with a username will reach all your followers. (That means you’ll no longer have to use the ”.@” convention, which people currently use to broadcast Tweets broadly.)