September 19th is the Day Longer Tweets Come to Twitter

September 19th is the Day Longer Tweets Come to Twitter

Twitter is changing its rules on the 140-character limit for your tweets.

In May, Twitter announced that it planned to make changes to the types of content that count toward the platform’s 140-character limit. The social network provided no firm timeline as to when the changes would take place, but The Verge reports that September 19th is the big day.

What are the changes? And what do they mean to you?

Media attachments including photos, GIFs, videos, polls, and Quote Tweets will no longer count toward your 140-character limit. Also no longer counting toward the character limit: @names in replies.

Other changes:

  • The ability to retweet and quote yourself so that you can share new insight on one of your Tweets, or share it again if you feel like it went unnoticed.
  • Tweets that begin with a username will reach all your followers. This means that you will no longer need to use the awkward ”.@” convention.

Together these changes mean that you will have more flexibility in communicating via Twitter.

It isn’t clear if all the announced changes will occur simultaneously, or if they will be rolled out separately.

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