Yesterday, Twitter officially announced that it is easing the 140-character limitation. Henceforth, media attachments such as photos, videos and polls are exempted from the character limit, as well as tweets that are quoted in a retweet.
Say more about what's happening! Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters. pic.twitter.com/I9pUC0NdZC
— Twitter (@twitter) September 19, 2016
Up until yesterday, if you were going to post a tweet with any form of media, they’d put you back 20 to 23 characters. Now, since that the link doesn’t count, you can post all the selfies, football gifs and videos you want to and still get away with your 140 characters intact!
While we celebrate this new dawn of the freed Twitter character limit, which other feature would you love to see on Twitter?
Psst: Be prepared for an onslaught of images/gifs/videos in almost every tweet.