Over the years, the one defining element of Twitter has been its 140-character limit for tweets. That feature has held strong, even as other changes have been implemented, but now Twitter is trying to make it easier for users to include more content in their tweets without having to worry about the limit.
Twitter has confirmed today that photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets will no longer count against the 140-character limit of a standard tweet. However, it’s worth noting that links still count against the limit, so keep that in mind.
The change means an obvious difference: You can add more context to a video, photo, poll or quoted tweet when you need to. Twitter wants to make it easier for new users to jump onto the platform and start tweeting, so it will be interesting to see how these changes make that future happen.
The new feature is now rolling out, so users should see availability soon.