Good news is ahead for twitter users who struggle to send messages within the 160 character limit. Twitter users will tell you the limit is handy for keeping message short and sharp. But it can be a hassle when two or three people are in a conversation and they are listed in the tweet, leaving no room for an actual message.
Bloomberg reported yesterday (Tuesday):
“Twitter Inc. is making a major shift in how it counts characters in Tweets, giving users more freedom to compose longer messages.
The social media company will soon stop counting photos and links as part of its 140-character limit for messages, according to a person familiar with the matter. The change could happen in the next two weeks, said the person who asked not to be named because the decision isn’t yet public. Links currently take up 23 characters, even after Twitter automatically shortens them. The company declined to comment.”