Longer Tweets Are Now Possible


In today’s episode, we report on a new change to the wildly popular micro-blogging site Twitter. Read on to be the first to hear of this rumored change.

Since its launch, Twitter has wildly grown in popularity. From A-List celebrities to regular Joes, you can get your five seconds of fame easily on Twitter. The number of users of this social media site has always been on the rise. The ever growing popularity of this site could be attributed to the format of its tweets and its restriction to 140 characters. However, this 140 character restriction has always been a handicap to the die-hard users who sometimes wish for more. They have overcome this restraint with the help of several third party websites.

New rules are in effect from today that increase the character limits in several cases. However, not all tweets can cross over the 140 character limit. The new rule states that while tweets are still restricted to 140 characters, what has changed is the elements that are added to this limit. According to a press release by the site, it stated that GIFs, animations, quoted tweets, photos do not contribute to this limit. This gives users the freedom to tweet using more characters in some cases.

By removing photos and animations from the character limit gives users an extra twenty-three characters to express themselves. This character limit could increase more in the case of quoted tweets. Twitter made developers aware of these changes a long time back on its blog. Also, Twitter made developers aware of other changes that are expected to be rolled out soon like plans to exclude handle names from the 140 character limit and so on. Follow the Twitter official blog to stay updated on future changes.

So are you ready to utilize these extra characters freed up in your Tweets? Let us know.