MANILA, Philippines – Twitter is making good on reports earlier this month that it would exempt certain media and actions from being counted toward its 140-character limit.
The company on Monday, September 19 (September 20, Manila time), said in a tweet that "photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters."
Say more about what's happening! Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters. pic.twitter.com/I9pUC0NdZC — Twitter (@twitter) September 19, 2016
The move will likely be praised those who, despite having an affinity for the social media service, feel a bit constrained by how the service used to count characters on a tweet.
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