Twitter wants users to be able to say more in 140 characters without worrying whether an assortment of tweet attachments, such as photos and videos, go against that long-standing count.
Starting today, the social media platform is rolling out the move to expanded tweets. Go ahead and attach a GIF or poll or other form of media and Twitter will still let you count to 140. Quote tweets don’t count toward the limit either.
Twitter previously removed the character limit on direct messages. And after flirting with the idea of allowing tweets to be 10,000 characters, CEO Jack Dorsey said on the “Today Show” in March that they’re sticking to 140.
Say more about what's happening! Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters. pic.twitter.com/I9pUC0NdZC
— Twitter (@Twitter) September 19, 2016