On March 30, Twitter has started rolling out a new feature that does not count to its 140-character limit when you tag username. The rollout has started in the US and will soon be available worldwide.
This update is to further relax Twitter’s limitations. The 140-characted limit was similar to the texting limit that Twitter followed during its launch in 2006. With the changing times, it is but sensible for Twitter to do this to adapt.
The plan for this was announced last year in order to bring more users to Twitter and make it is easier to use this social media platform.
Twitter product manager Sasank Reddy said in an online post, “Remember how we told you we were working on ways to let you to express more with 140 characters? Now, when you reply to someone or a group, those @usernames won’t count toward your tweet’s 140 characters.”
With more room to “tweet”, they expect this to encourage more sharing of photos, videos, and links.
At present, Twitter is struggling against other platforms like Facebook and Instagram as more users prefer image-based content rather than plain text.
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