These 2 things will no longer count toward your tweets’ 140-character limit

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Twitter is making changes to allow users a little more leverage. While they are not removing the 140-character limit on tweets, the platform is making adjustments to exclude certain things from counting as part of the 140-character limit. Here are the two things that have been modified:

  1. Replies: When replying to a Tweet, @names will no longer count toward the 140-character count. This will make having conversations on Twitter easier and more straightforward, no more penny-pinching your words to ensure they reach the whole group.
  2. Media attachments: When you add attachments like photos, GIFs, videos, polls, or Quote Tweets, that media will no longer count as characters within your Tweet. More room for words!

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But that isn’t all. In addition to the above, you will now be able to retweet and quote your own tweets. Yes; you can get even more narcissistic than you were before – just in case your original tweet didn’t get the kind of attention you think it deserves. Retweet it!. Or you could use it for some greater good.

Also, you won’t need to put a “.” before a handle when replying it and wanting everyone else to see your reply. Just reply and everyone following you will still see it.

Looks like Twitter will get more fun! What say you?


  1. Me too. Thought it meant the person doesn’t get notified he/she was mentioned

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