Twitter has announced that its 140 character limit will only count words from next week, the changes come into force on the 19th of September.
The changes to the Twitter 140 character limit means that the company will no longer count, photos, videos, quoted tweets and more as part of the 140 characters.
Over the past decade, the Tweet has evolved from a simple 140-character text message to a rich canvas for creative expression featuring photos, videos, hashtags, Vines, and more. In just the past few months we added the ability to poll your community, react quickly and cleverly with GIFs, and share and enjoy Periscope broadcasts in Tweets.
So, you can already do a lot in a Tweet, but we want you to be able to do even more. In the coming months we’ll make changes to simplify Tweets including what counts toward your 140 characters, so for instance, @names in replies and media attachments (like photos, GIFs, videos, and polls) will no longer “use up” valuable characters.
You can find out full details about the changes coming to Twitter over at their website at the link below.