Twitter will soon make fitting everything into 140 characters an easier task, according to Bloomberg. The news agency reports that the social network is about to stop counting photos and links toward the character limit. The change is expected in the next two weeks.
Right now, shortened links take up 23 characters. Removing this would free up several additional words per tweet. This would be appreciated, though far short of the possible 10,000-character limit mentioned early this year.
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This change goes further than giving Twitter users more room to express themselves. It encourages people to share more photos and other content. This is right in line with the service's recent introduction of GIF searching and photo-heavy news Moments.
Will it raise the level of conversation on Twitter? Maybe. But your feed seems primed to become a bit prettier.