Twitter’s most idiosyncratic feature is the 140 character limit to posts and although the brevity seemed daunting at first, it is actually one of the best things about it. The system had a fatal flaw though, where in the process of adding a photo link or a link to an article, they will still be considered in the total character count.
That is bound to change as Bloomberg reports that the company will stop counting links and photos as part of the 140 character limit. According to the source who gave the tip to the publication, the change could be rolled out in the next 2 weeks which is quite soon.
This is a welcome move by the company since in the current state while sharing a photo or a link to your followers, you are limited even further when coming up with an appropriate caption for a tweet. That is not all, early this year, Jack Dorsey actually hinted such changes to Twitter over time in improving the core experience.
We’re going to improve onboarding flows to make sure you easily find both your contacts and your interests. We’re going to make tweeting faster while making tweets more expressive with both text and visual media.
One of the changes that was quickly disputed by Jack earlier in the year is the likelihood of increasing the character limit from 140 characters which he called it a “beautiful constraint”. Twitter had made the change to the DMs by increasing the character limit to 10,000 characters and people speculated that will be made to the tweets. We still only need one thing Twitter to add to the core experience that Telegram added recently: Ability to edit our typos please.