Twitter Will Soon Stop Counting Pictures & Video In 140 Character Limit


Over the next few weeks, Twitter will stop counting images and links in its 140-character limit.

The change, which was announced back in May, will start to be rolled out soon for all users of the social media platform.

When the update happens, photos, GIFs and videos will no longer use up characters in tweets.

However, quote tweets and URLs will continue to reserve 23 characters in tweets, according to social media platform Hootsuite.

The change is designed to give users more freedom to send detailed tweets, without having to worry about any media condensing the message.

Speaking about the change, Twitter said: “The updates have a significant impact on Tweets, so we want to provide our developer partners with time to make any needed updates to the hundreds of thousands of products built using Twitter’s API.”

The update comes after Twitter added a host of new features to the platform, such as letting you retweet yourself and quote your own tweets.

The company also launched a timeline change, which slightly altered the chronological order of users’ timeline, showing tweets users are “most likely to care about” at the top of their feed.

Read more about the updates here.