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New Guidelines Give More per Tweet

May 26, 2016 | Back To News

If you’ve ever felt like your tweets would be more popular if you didn’t have to squeeze your content down to 140 characters, you’re in luck.  Twitter announced Tuesday it will reclassify what impacts the character count of a tweet. 

Under the new classification, @names in replies and media attachments like photos, GIFs, videos and polls will no longer count in the character limit. 

Twitter is hoping that usernames no longer being included in the character count will make conversations on the social media easier and more straightforward.  Attachments will no longer count in character allowances, meaning more room for actual text.  Additionally, Twitter users will now be able to retweet themselves and tweets that begin with a username will reach all followers.

Twitter did not announce when exactly the changes would be implemented, except to say they would take place over the next few months, so the developers of the app have time to prepare for the changes.