May 19th, 2016
Twitter May Stop Counting Photos and Links in Character Limit
Twitter, which is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, will no longer count images and links within the 140-character limit, according to reports from Bloomberg.
At the moment, any images, videos or links that are included in posts are deducted from the 140-character limit. This makes posting on the site difficult for businesses in particular, as they often need to post links to their company website as well as photos of their latest products.
If links and images are no longer included, users will have space to write more words and characters so that they can get their message across more effectively.
Earlier this year Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey has previously called the limit a “beautiful restraint” but said the company plans to look for new ways to enable longer messages in the future.
The report suggests that these changes could be made as soon as the next two weeks, according to the report.
Twitter has struggled to attract new users and reported a net loss of £62 million in the final quarter of 2015. The company’s latest move is clearly an attempt to change these results, much like the introduction of Hearts and the Connect tab and Moments.< Back to Blog