Twitter has announced that photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count towards your 140-character limit.
Twitter’s latest update will provide users with more freedom, it said, as detailed below.
- Replies: @names will no longer count toward the character count.
- Media attachments: Photos, GIFs, videos, polls, Quote Tweets and other media will no longer count as characters within your Tweet.
- Retweet and Quote Tweet yourself: Retweet your own Tweets and Quote Tweet yourself.
- Goodbye, [email protected]: These changes will simplify the rules around Tweets that start with a username. New Tweets that begin with a username will reach all your followers.