Twitter Won’t Count Media Attachments in 140-Character LimitAdded: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
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Twitter is going to change the way it counts the length of tweets. Soon media attachments such as pictures, gifs, videos, polls and quoted tweets won’t count towards the character limit. This change is the most notable so far, representing the first serious relaxation of Twitter’s 140-character limit in its history.
Other changes are also expected: for example, users will be able to retweet and quote tweet themselves, thus avoiding the need for ungainly self-replies to push tweets back into the feeds of followers.
Another future change is elimination of the “.@” (full stop at the start of the tweet), which is normally used to make sure that message will go out to the full timeline instead of being seen by the person being spoken to. Now Twitter won’t hide tweets starting with @, unless they are actually created with the reply function in the Twitter app.
These changes were expected for years, but only today Twitter is ready to change radically, making itself easier and faster. The company’s focus on simplicity explains a key motivation for changes: the perception that the service is too confusing for newcomers, which harms the site’s growth. In an attempt to overturn this perception, Twitter explained in a recent release accompanying the news of the changes that it has succeeded in some fields. According to statistics, improvements were made to the process of signing up new people on Twitter, helping them find new accounts by topic, location and people in 2016. This approach has resulted in increases in follows, up 48%, and mutual follows, up 56%, on average.
On the other hand, some believe that the major problem of Twitter is a perception that it is a social network rife with bullying and harassment.
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
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