Twitter changes policy, allows media attachments to be posted without affecting 140-character limit

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Date: Tuesday, September 20th, 2016, 05:08
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You’ll finally begin to get more out of your tweets.

On Monday, Twitter changed its architecture so that posting photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and quotes of other tweets without counting against the 140-character limit. Now that these media attachments won’t reduce the character count, users can compose longer tweets. Twitter announced this change back in May, but the company did not set a date for when it would actually be rolling it out to users.

Finally, twitter announced that it is currently testing a more lenient protocol where direct replies are concerned. Following the change, direct replies to specific user names wouldn’t count against the 140-character limit.

This would give users more room to reply back and forth, even to several users at once without the usernames taking up precious space.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via Macworld and The Verge

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