Twitter Loosens 140 Character Limit For Tweets

It's been one of users biggest gripes - the 140 character limit on Twitter! But things are set to get a little easier for those with a lot to say...

Twitter has announced that they will be loosening the strict 140 character limit. Media attachments will no longer steal characters from the precious 140 count, enabling you to add pictures and GIFS to your hearts content! Quoting your tweets and retweeting yourself will also no longer take away from the count, if you feel the need to quote your own tweets because you're just *that* funny!

The change is said to be rolling out soon, although there are still some restrictions. Links, emojis and hashtags will still count within your 140 characters so you can't get too carried away just yet. 

This is definitely a positive change for social media marketers, enabling us extra freedom and the ability to add extra personality to our tweets through the use of imagery and GIFS without having to delete random words and still try to make sense! What do you think of the changes?

One of the biggest complaints from Twitter users – especially marketers – has been that adding user names, photos, videos, and GIFs to your tweets takes a huge bite out of your precious 140-character limit. Now those limits are history. Or, they will be once they’ve rolled out to your account. Twitter yesterday announced it was beginning to officially roll out some big changes to loosen its 140-character limits. We knew these changes were coming because Twitter told us in May, just not when. But now they’re here.

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