Saturday, September 17, 2016

Twitter to End Character Limit Count On September 19

Social media giant Twitter's unique USP, the 140-character limit is all set to disappear on September 19, 2016. Now, Twitterati will get more space to write and communicate. Despite this change, Micro-blogging website Twitter will stop counting media attachments, including images like GIFs, polls, usernames, videos and even quoted tweets won't be included in this (140 character) count.




The change was announced earlier this year, by CEO Jack Dorsey, who said the move was one of the biggest changes in recent times. He claimed the move would give the "complete expressiveness of 140 characters".

"Twitter first announced plans to stop counting extras like photos, videos, and user polls toward the limit back in May, but gave no firm date on when the shift would occur," TheVerge reported on Monday.

In the beginning of this year, there were rumors regarding Twitter ultimately getting rid of the 140-character limit but Jack cleared the air by calling it a "beautiful constraint" that the company can never lose.

But Thankfully, the big key fact is that Twitter will have its voice despite these updates whether it is changing in feed, Introduction of Polls, and much more. I’m wondering what other people think about this update. Tell me about your experience in the comments below. I am taking blogging to next level with Blogchatter and MyFriendAlexa

33 comments:

  1. That's a great update. I am glad attached media will not be a part of the limit now.

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    1. Yes Amrita, Now media attachments, including images like GIFs, polls, usernames, videos and even quoted tweets are not a part of limit now.

      Glad you have liked :)

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  2. That's a great update. I am glad attached media will not be a part of the limit now.

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  3. That's get news for us..having a limit was like tieing our hands...helpful article indeed

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  4. That's get news for us..having a limit was like tieing our hands...helpful article indeed

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  5. Thats a good thing. Earlier media would consume almost majority of the characters. Good Move by Twitter.

    tsw

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  6. Oh didnt know about it sumit..thanks for the information. it will be great if it happens!

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  7. I heard about it and liked that they are not going to count videos and photos :D I would be able to write a whole lot for my pictures :D

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  8. Yes I read in newspaper few days back !!

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  9. i have never know about this haha! thanks for your share!

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  10. Yesssss! As an avid Tweeter this is amazing news

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  11. Heard about the lift! So happy for that. More tweeting soon!

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  12. it was a great news , the Character Limit was so innoying .

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  13. Interesting to know about this but I'm not much of a Twitter user nowadays.

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  14. That's great update! My boss will be happy to hear that.

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  15. Looks great.. this looks like I might just get back to tweeting.. been leaving my twitter dormant for quite a while... hahahah

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  16. Twitter's 140 characters was a unique feature for them, I believe. It was a challenge to express what we needed within that character limit. I enjoyed it.

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  17. I log in mine just now, still the same 140 characters? oh nooo

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  18. Oh that is a lovely update to hear! Been with the limited one for so long :)

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  19. wow...good to hear that!!!I should this news to my friends too~~

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  20. hmm...this is going to create big impact in the internet world i reckon. perhaps TLDR will be more prominent in future. :)

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  21. I actually kinda love and hate the character limit. I think that it will get messy with the removal of limit though sometimes i struggle to keep it within.

    having mixed feelings about this.

    Cheers,
    Everest

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  22. Twitter still have limitation in word and I seldom write to long in my twitter.

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  23. This is a good choice of ending the character limitation! I was quite a type a lot of people so this was a good news for me =D

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  24. Am not too much on twitter. Good to know though.

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  25. Like finally, so i can rant longer in one post instead of spamming multiple lol

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  26. I am not really a Twitter user, but good to know the changes :)

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  28. I really love this update, especially when I auto tweet my fb post, 140 words is not enough.. hehehe

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  29. i wonder if this is a good thing, oh well change is always good anyways

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  30. Wow, now twitter is gonna come up with essay tweets. NOOOO!

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  31. Seriously no limit? But mine still limit 140 words o.. am I too outdated? 0.0''

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