Twitter Rolls Out New Approach To Character Count For Tweets

Twitter Rolls Out New Approach To Character Count For Tweets

If you’re regular user of Twitter you may have noticed that you have more flexibility with the 140-characters when composing a tweet with content or extra usernames.

The new approach to tweets was reported last week with it being mentioned that several things that usually eat into the character count being dropped. These include images, polls, quoted replies, usernames, and videos.

The new tweet structure allows for Twitter to keep the character setup long associated with the platform without bumping the actual character number up. It’s also the latest in a very active year of adding features to improve user experiences such as anti-harassment tools and bumping the size of animated GIFs from 2MB to 15MB.

Twitter isn’t the only social network that has had a busy summer of providing new features with Facebook rolling out many features such as tackling bait ads and more recently working with Fandango to allow users to buy movie tickets from the Facebook app.

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Starting with Kabir News in 2013, James has focused on tech, gaming, and entertainment. When not writing, he enjoys catching up on sci-fi and horror shows and comics. He can be followed on Twitter @MetalSwift.

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