Twitter might just relax it’s famous and strict 140-character rule. According to a Bloomberg report, the social media network plans to stop counting photos and links in a tweet. The change is expected to come in the next few weeks, which will probably make most users happy since the feature was considered to be annoying by many.
Links and photos take up 23 and 24 characters at the moment, which therefore makes it hard for tweeters to express themselves with a reference most of the times. The change might seem like something that only journalists and brand accounts might be interested in, but the news is significant in that it changes the way it helps people to tweet.
The new option that Twitter is introducing is a downed version of what they were rumored to introduce earlier this year. Reports earlier this year indicated that Twitter was considering increasing character limit from 140 to 10,000. The CEO and co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey tweeted a response saying, “We’ve spent a lot of time observing what people are doing on Twitter, and we see them taking screenshots of text and tweeting it,” he wrote. “Instead, what if that text… was actually text? Text that could be searched. Text that could be highlighted. That’s more utility and power.”
It seems like Twitter will continue to find ways to get more users. This is surely one good way to do that.