Somehow, Twitter is finding ways for users to say more in 140 characters. Here are the changes they have outlined so you can pack more into your tweets:
- Replies: When replying to a Tweet, @names will no longer count toward the 140-character count.
- Media attachments: When you add attachments like photos, GIFs, videos, polls, or Quote Tweets, that media will no longer count as characters within your Tweet.
- Retweet and Quote Tweet yourself: The retweet button will be enabled on your own Tweets, so you can easily retweet or quote tweet yourself when you want to share a new reflection or feel like a really good one went unnoticed.
- No more .@: New Tweets that begin with a username will reach all your followers. (That means you no longer have to use “.@”.
These updates will be available over the coming months. It is still up to you to make every character count in your tweets. No matter what the number of characters, make each tweet worth reading by your target audience!