Report: Twitter to Stop Counting Links, Images Against 140-Character Limit
That sound you hear is the collective celebration of Twitter’s 310 million monthly active users rejoicing over a Bloomberg report that claims the company will—soon enough—give them a bit of a respite in their character crunching. According to Bloomberg, Twitter will stop counting photos and links against the 140-character limit for tweets. The article cites a person familiar with the matter as its source.
As it stands, pasting a link into a tweet uses up 23 characters while images take up 24. That doesn’t sound like a ton, but consider the fact that brands (including us here at Dealerscope) tend to place links and images in our posts on the social media site, and you’re talking about close to 50 characters, or over one-third of the 140-character limit.