TwittAlthough 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.)

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