Twitter has made an announcement which will certainly please social media managers everywhere. They have announced that they will stop counting media like photos and videos, as well as usernames against the 140 character limit. This means that people will be able to use their full 140 characters to get their message across, and they won’t have to sacrifice good grammar to make their full statement, with photos and shout outs! Another big change is that they are removing the need to put a period before a username to make a reply visible to everyone, as all replies will be more visible overall. It’s important to note that links will still count towards the character limit, so don’t go completely media crazy yet. Many analysts believe this is a safeguard Twitter is keeping in place to prevent link spam.
The final large change coming to Twitter is something that people have wished would happen for a long time, which is that you will finally be able to retweet yourself! If you’ve ever wanted to hear your own echo shouting into a cave full of eager ears, now you can.
All of these changes come after previous rumors that Twitter was going to be some drastic changes. The rumors were flying and included allegations that Twitter was going to remove the 140 character limit all together and go to a 10,000 character limit instead, which would virtually transform the social network into something relatively unrecognizable. Many people are glad that this didn’t happen, but they are wondering if these changes are just a precursor to some bigger ones that the masterminds behind the popular social networking site have in mind.
The changes will occur on the Twitter website, as well as Twitter apps and Tweetdeck and will roll out in the next few months.
There are no upcoming events.
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