Twitter relaxes 140-character limit, just a bit

Twitter logoWhile brevity is oft considered the soul of wit, Twitter has finally come through on the rumored character limit increase.

On Tuesday, Twitter formally announced that @-replies and media attachments (you know, those GIFs that the kids are crazy about these days) will no longer count against the 140-character limit. The San Francisco company also announced that users will soon be able to retweet and quote their own tweets. Links aside from those to other tweets will still count against the character limit, however.

“We’ll be enabling the Retweet button on your own Tweets, so you can easily Retweet or Quote Tweet yourself when you want to share a new reflection or feel like a really good one went unnoticed,” Todd Sherman, a senior product manager, wrote in the blog post.

He added that the updates “will be available over the coming months.”

Source: Ars Technica

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