Say goodbye to the good old days of 140 characters. Twitter has announced that their character count will now be independent of popular attachments such as GIFs, videos, images, polls and more.
This means that attaching such files will no longer affect the word limit, allowing more room for user’s to express their views and opinions to the online world. The news did come about earlier but today that was made official with the Silicon Valley tech giant announcing the rollout to begin on September 19.
As well as this major update, Twitter will also adjust for the user name handle typed in at the beginning of a tweet, ensuring that it’s isn’t included in the word count.
“This is the most notable change we’ve made in recent times around conversation in particular, and around giving people the full expressiveness of the 140 characters,” said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
“I’m excited to see even more dialogue because of this.”