Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Twitter just changed how tweets work
Twitter is relaxing its 140-character limit.
The social network announced on Monday that links to media like photos, GIFs, polls, and videos will no longer count toward the 140-character limit Twitter has had since its inception.
Along with media attachments, a Twitter spokeswoman said the company is also testing not counting "@" replies toward a tweet's character limit.
Here's a graph from Twitter that explains the old structure of tweets and the new format:
Twitter announced these changes in May, and The Verge reported last week that they would be implemented on Monday, September 19.
Here's Twitter's own tweet on Monday announcing the news: